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Monmouth County Divorce Process

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The New Jersey divorce process is like rafting down a river. You push off from the shore by filing your complaint in superior court and then you arrive safely on the other shore, by receiving a binding judgment handed down by the presiding judge.

But between these two shores flows a very wild river: the divorce process itself, with its many twists, turns and surprises. And it is how you navigate through this very process that will make all the difference for your future, both financially and emotionally.

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You need an experienced and knowledgeable guide, like the Monmouth County attorneys at the Law Office of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC. With over six decades of combined experience, we can help you make it safely through the divorce process in New Jersey.

Contact us today if you are considering a divorce. We can provide valuable legal insight and help guide you through a difficult and emotional time in your life.

What Happens Between Filing a Complaint & Receiving a Judgment?

Between filing the complaint and receiving a binding judgment are all the details of the divorce, decisions regarding children, property, retirement assets and many other issues of life.

In New Jersey, divorcing couples can make these decisions through one of four ways:

  • Litigation: Litigation is a courtroom proceeding where a judge helps drive the negotiations and makes the final decisions regarding the divorce issues in question.
  • Divorce mediation: It is a process that uses a neutral third party trained in mediation techniques who manages the discussion between spouses, helping them to come to a mutually beneficial agreement.
  • Collaborative divorce: Aided by a team of professionals, such as financial planners, psychologists, social workers and the spouses' attorneys, the divorcing couple works cooperatively to come to a mutually beneficial agreement.
  • Divorce arbitration: Divorcing spouses who cannot come to an agreement about terms of the divorce allow a neutral third party to decide those details, agreeing in advance to abide by the arbitrator's decision.

Want to Know Your Divorce Options in New Jersey? Call Us.

It is natural to have many questions once you have made the decision to get a divorce. Our Monmouth County lawyers have answers. Call our team today at (732) 624-6343 to schedule your free consultation.

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