In your divorce, you need your rights protected and your future secured. We understand. As an experienced and trusted legal team, our priority is safeguarding your rights, your children, and your future. This starts from the moment you walk into our offices.
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Divorce in New Jersey
When divorce is the appropriate path for you, understanding the next steps is important. We will help you with this. There are different options available to you depending on your situation, which include:
Are you on good terms with your spouse? Do you think you can resolve matters amicably? An uncontested divorce could be right for your situation. Find out about uncontested divorce.
If your divorce is likely to be high conflict, then a contested divorce litigated before a judge may be needed to reach a settlement. However, even if you start out contested, we may still be able to help you reach an amicable agreement and keep your divorce out of court. Learn about contested divorce.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation, collaborative divorce, and arbitration are low conflict ways of divorcing. Called Alternative Dispute Resolution, these non-litigious methods resolve your legal situation out of court and gives you control over the process. Find out about divorce mediation and collaborative divorce (also known as ‘conscious uncoupling’).
Divorce mediation allows you to keep control of your divorce, is non-binding, and it keeps your divorce completely private, as your personal situation is not discussed in court. In divorce mediation, you and your spouse enter into civilized discussions with a mediator to oversee negotiations. Learn more about divorce mediation.
Commonly known as ‘conscious uncoupling’, collaborative divorce is a positive, low conflict way of divorcing that attempts to create a settlement that is truly “win-win” for you, for your spouse and your children. Specially trained collaborative divorce attorneys and other appropriate professionals work with you and your spouse to resolve your key issues. Learn about collaborative divorce.
Dividing Assets, Property & Debts in Divorce
The distribution of assets and debts is often an area of contention between divorcing spouses. New Jersey law requires property, assets and debts that a couple accumulates during marriage to be divided fairly, or “equitably,” upon divorce. “Equitably” does not necessarily mean equally. Courts consider a long list of factors in determining a fair division. “Assets” includes all finances and all types of marital property, including assets such as pensions and retirement accounts. One of our experienced family law attorneys can help you identify and evaluate the assets and debts that may be subject to equitable distribution in your case and determine how a court might divide them. If you and your spouse are in agreement or close to reaching agreement regarding the division, we can help you draft a property settlement or marital settlement agreement. Find out about Asset and Property Division.
Out of State, International, and Military Divorces
If you or your spouse reside of the State of New Jersey, or outside of the United States, or you or your spouse are a military servicemember stationed elsewhere, then you may still qualify to obtain an out of state divorce, international divorce, or a military divorce from the New Jersey courts. Jurisdictional requirements must be met in order to have New Jersey accept your matter; therefore, you will need an experienced family lawyer on your side to help you understand if New Jersey has jurisdiction. Contact us to find out more.
We have ‘written the book’ on Divorce in New Jersey
We understand your worries and concerns when going through divorce, child custody, alimony and other associated issues. This is why our founder and family law expert, Bari Z. Weinberger has written books for people going through these family law matters. Designed to be helpful guides for to help demystifying divorce, separation, parenting time, spousal support, the books are now available on Amazon in their second edition and can be given to you (at no cost) during your consultation.
New Jersey Divorce Lawyers
Whether you are getting divorced or seeking legal separation it is important to retain an experienced divorce lawyer to protect your rights and interests during this difficult time. Our team of divorce specialists are committed to safeguarding your rights, safeguarding your children, and your future.
Contact us to schedule your initial free consultation on (844) 527-5498 or online.