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Whether amicable or not, the end of a relationship marks a significant shift in your life, your family structure, and potentially your finances. You want to process that change in your own way while a successful family law lawyer guides you through your divorce agreement.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Ready To Assist You

Arriving at an agreeable settlement between you and your spouse can impact you, your children, and your future. Hiring a law firm with divorce attorneys familiar with New Jersey family law is invaluable, as they help you plan effectively and represent your best interests in court.

Learn How Graziano & Flynn Can Help With Divorces

At Graziano & Flynn, P.C., our lawyers employ a compassionate approach to the divorce process. We know that no two divorces are the same, as each is unique. Our experienced divorce attorneys explain how New Jersey law pertains to your case and help you devise a plan to reduce emotional stress and minimize expenses.

Things to Consider When Contemplating Divorce in NJ

In our experience as divorce planning lawyers, we encourage all of our clients to consider these common issues when planning for a divorce:

  • Your children’s educational plans
  • Purchasing a new or larger home
  • Parental involvement in your children’s lives
  • Estate planning and designated beneficiaries
  • Tax implications of possible child custody agreements
  • How retirement plans impact qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)
  • Established lifestyle and alimony issues
  • New or expanding business ventures
  • Seeking new employment

When reviewing your case, we consider all of these possibilities to build a divorce plan that centers your interests, emotions, and needs.

Two Types of Divorce in New Jersey

While each divorce is different, there are two types of divorce cases under New Jersey law: contested or uncontested divorce.

Contested Divorce

When the couple cannot agree on divorce terms, it’s considered a contested divorce process. These cases can lead to court litigation where a judge decides the terms of your divorce for you. Contested divorces typically occur in cases with:

  • High-net-worth couples
  • Business owners
  • Asset and debt division
  • Child support
  • Child custody

Because contested causes can involve litigation, they are very stressful and emotionally draining. Having an experienced divorce lawyer in your corner will empower you to make favorable legal decisions so that you can focus on healing and moving forward.

Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorces are the result of both parties agreeing to divorce terms. Usually, couples undergoing an uncontested divorce don’t share children, haven’t been married for very long, and don’t have many assets between them.

Two Types of Divorce Actions in New Jersey

New Jersey recognizes two types of divorce actions: no-fault and fault-based.

No-Fault Divorce

There are two ways in which a couple can qualify for a no-fault divorce, which generally means the couple simply no longer wishes to be married:

  • One of the spouses has been a New Jersey resident for at least one year, and the couple has lived apart for 18 months with no hope for reconciliation.
  • Irreconcilable differences have existed for six months, with or without separation, and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.

Fault-Based Divorce

Fault-based divorce cases arise when one spouse believes the other is at fault for the dissolution of the marriage. These cases can be complicated, as they require proof of at least one of the following:

  • Extreme cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Addiction
  • Institutionalization for mental illness
  • Imprisonment
  • Deviant sexual conduct
  • Domestic violence

You don’t want to face surprises during an already sensitive time. Ensuring you have a solid action plan through a compassionate attorney who sets you up for success is key when you’re getting divorced.

Divorce & Separation: What’s the Difference?

A divorce marks a complete dissolution of the marriage in New Jersey. That said, you don’t need to get a divorce to separate lives. A couple can negotiate a property settlement without needing to file for divorce. While New Jersey doesn’t recognize formal legal separation, the Property Settlement Agreement is acknowledged and constitutes separation.

The couple can separate, respect each other’s rights, determine a parenting plan, and divide assets without dissolving the marriage through a property agreement.

  • Alimony
  • Ancillary Services
  • Business Owner Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Complex Division of Property
  • Defining Marital Property
  • Dissolution of Civil Unions
  • Distribution of Debts
  • Division of High-Value Assets
  • Division of Retirement Accounts
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Planning
  • Domestic Partnership Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gaslighting
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • High Net Divorce
  • Military Divorce
  • Narcissism
  • Post-Judgment Modification
  • Separation Agreements
  • Simple Division of Property

Mt. Laurel, NJ Divorce Attorney Helping People Determine Whether Divorce is the Right Step for Them

For many people, divorce is the best option for moving forward with their lives. However, divorce is not the right answer for everyone. We can explore the emotional and financial ramifications of your particular circumstances to help you decide if divorce is the right option for you..

Guidance When You Need It Most

We build a rapport that allows us to understand the issues in their marriage and their objective in seeking a divorce.

In situations where divorce is likely but not inevitable, we look at whether or not this is the right time for our client to be considering divorce. Separation and divorce planning can be effective intermediary steps for people considering divorce. For example, in most cases, the twentieth year of marriage changes alimony from term to open-durational (essentially permanent) alimony. It may be important to file before this deadline if you are at risk for paying alimony.

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Contact a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer

You don’t want to navigate the complexities of divorce alone. Contact us at Graziano & Flynn, P.C., where one of our experienced and understanding New Jersey divorce attorneys will conduct an initial consultation, assess your case, and help you plan for the future. 

Reach out to us at 856-499-435 (toll-free 877-629-3449) or send us an email, and we will respond promptly.

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