out of state divorce

New Jersey Out-of-State, International Divorce & Military Divorce

Deciding to divorce your spouse is rarely easy. A divorce when a spouse lives outside of New Jersey, however, can be a bit more difficult. If you are a New Jersey resident but your spouse lives elsewhere, you may be able to obtain a divorce in New Jersey, even if your spouse is:

  • Residing outside of New Jersey in the continental United States,
  • Living abroad (internationally), or
  • Serving in the United States military, either out of State or abroad.

Oftentimes divorcing couples will choose to proceed with their divorce only when both parties are finally present in the State of New Jersey. While this approach may seem easier, your spouse’s presence in New Jersey may not be required for an NJ divorce. For couples who do not wish to wait, a New Jersey divorce can still continue to full conclusion regarding such issues as:

Divorce when YOU are Away

If you are working or living outside of New Jersey, or are on active duty with the military, the divorce lawyers at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC can be retained to assist you with your divorce proceedings. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through the entire divorce process, including making appearances at court on your behalf—even if you cannot physically attend. With the proficient legal assistance provided by the out of state, international, or military  divorce lawyers at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC, you may not have to travel to the State of New Jersey to participate in your divorce proceedings. As your legal counsel, our firm will be there to advocate passionately and skillfully for your rights in court—no matter where you live.

New Jersey Military Divorce

In the State of New Jersey, military personnel are allowed to file for a divorce in one of three places:

  • The state that the serviceperson is currently stationed
  • The state that the spouse currently resides
  • The state that the serviceperson claims residence

Although military divorces can be difficult and complicated for all parties involved, a veteran military divorce attorney can help you resolve all of your child support, child custody, and financial issues. As a military serviceperson, your parental rights should be protected. With the right legal representation, you can protect your future and your legal rights to your children, even if you are currently serving abroad. Please visit our detailed section on military divorce and military child custody.


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