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New Jersey Divorce Law

When you are considering a divorce in New Jersey, you have so much to think about. How do I start? Do I have to go to court? How am I going to raise the children? What happens to my property? The questions swirl around your head as emotions flood your heart.

Divorce is never easy. But deep down, you know it's the best path for you.

We Can Help You Down That Path

For more than 60 combined years, the experienced divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC, have helped clients like you through their questions and concerns, their trials and their tears. We understand what you are going through. We are here for you.

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Divorcing in New Jersey: A Brief Outline

New Jersey Divorce Law can be divided into two basic categories:

  • Obtaining a divorce
  • Issues that are a result of a divorce, such as custody, support and property distribution

Obtaining a Divorce

The filing of a divorce complaint citing a cause begins the actual process of divorce in the State of New Jersey. The process is complete when a judgement is secured through a family court.

Often ending with an agreement between the two parties that can be decided up by means of a variety of way, including:

  • Negotiations
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative practice
  • Arbitration

Laws That Apply to Divorce Issues

The New Jersey Legislature has passed guidelines when it comes to making judgments on various issues that result from a divorce. These principles include:

  • Families who make less than $187,200 net annually.
  • Being an equitable distribution state, New Jersey has no equal division of assets or automatic exclusion liabilities acquired during the marriage.
  • Marital property distribution is decided by the court considers a number of factors to arrive at a fair division.
  • In deciding marital property distribution, the court is considers a number of factors in order to keep the decision fair between the parties.
  • General factors are to be kept in mind when determining alimony, as there are not specific guidelines.

Considering Divorce in New Jersey? We Can Help.

When it comes to divorce, there are no simple answers; every case is unique. That is why it is wise to seek experienced legal counsel, like that provided by the Law Offices of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC. To schedule your free initial consultation with a Monmouth County divorce lawyer, call (732) 624-6343.

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