When a couple decide to end a marriage, sometimes both spouses are in agreement that a divorce is the best course of action, and they wish to end things in as uncomplicated a way as possible. However, there are still legal issues that must be addressed. This is why a family law attorney can help with an uncontested divorce.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is one in which the two spouses are in agreement on the ways in which the divorce will be settled. They agree on the division of property, child custody and support, and on any other issues affecting the parties and their children.
Uncontested divorces may be settled quickly if the marriage has lasted five years or less. To file for divorce in New Jersey, one of the spouses must have resided in the state for at least a year before the divorce is filed. Grounds for the divorce can be simply “irreconcilable differences,” or they can be fault-based, such as in the case of adultery or desertion. In those cases, however, the divorce is less likely to be uncontested.
The Uncontested Divorce Process
Before filing for divorce in New Jersey, you must know which superior court is the correct one at which you must file. The plaintiff, or spouse who is initiating the divorce, must then complete the filing forms. These can be obtained from the courthouse. Later on, you and your spouse will need to complete a property settlement agreement. It’s essential that all the forms required for divorce are completed correctly.
Contact a Voorhees Family Law Attorney for a Consultation About Divorce in New Jersey Today
If you are thinking about filing for divorce, or if you have already started the divorce process and are dealing with another matter such as child custody, child support, or division of assets, you need to speak with a qualified attorney. The NJ family law attorneys at Davis & Mendelson, L.L.C. represent clients throughout the state, including Pennsauken, Haddon Township, Haddonfield, and Collingswood. We understand how challenging this time can be for you, which is why we will fight hard to protect your interests, and the interests of your loved ones, throughout the legal process. Call us at 856-627-0100 or fill out our confidential contact form to schedule a consultation. We have an office conveniently located at 1200 Laurel Oak Rd. Suite 101, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043.
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