New Jersey Legal Separation
Choosing to end your marriage or domestic partnership can be a difficult decision to make. As such, you may need a highly experienced New Jersey attorney who understands the issues facing troubled couples. At Weinberger Law Group, our attorneys understand that there is often considerable confusion as to the differences between legal separation in New Jersey and divorce. In fact, you may be wondering right now which is right for you. We are frequently asked about whether or not there is legal separation in New Jersey. It is imperative to understand that the courts do not formally recognize legal separation in the state of New Jersey.
Legal Separation in New Jersey is Different from Divorce in New Jersey
Unlike divorce in New Jersey, there is no need to file a Complaint with the family court to legally separate from your spouse. You and your spouse can simply choose to reside in different homes, and you can formalize agreements to take care of practical elements, such as those related to child and parenting issues: child custody, visitation, child support and more. Then there may be concerns related to alimony and spousal support or asset distribution, and other similar divorce related issues.
New Jersey legal separation may be a viable solution for those couples who need some physical separation time but want to leave the door open for possible reconciliation of their relationship. If you decide to physically separate from your spouse an agreement can be developed with the assistance of one of our attorneys as to the separation terms but the agreement will not be filed with the court. Instead, it will strictly be an agreement between you and your spouse without involving the courts.
While a healthy break and opportunity to see a marriage counselor may be exactly what you and your partner need, it is important that you do not neglect the protection of your children and financial assets during that time.
Legal Separation and Your Family
When you and your spouse agree to live apart, it can be a difficult time for your family. In addition to finding a new home, joint household incomes will now need to be utilized to support two separate households. If you and your spouse have children, you will need to consider how will you share parenting responsibilities? How will you meet all of your children's needs—both emotionally and financially?... There will be many other questions.
New Jersey Legal Separation Attorneys
At Weinberger Law Group, our attorneys understand the intricacies of a legal separation in New Jersey and the questions you may have regarding your marriage. As your trusted NJ family and matrimonial lawyers, we will review all of your legal options, so you can protect your future and provide stability and security for your children during this uncertain time. Whether reconciliation with your spouse is in your future or not, Weinberger Law Group can assist you every step of the way.
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