New Jersey Divorce FAQ
Divorce can be incredibly complicated, especially because every couple’s situation is different. You may have heard a lot about divorce from your friends, coworkers, family, or even on T.V., which can lead to an overload of conflicting information that simply confuses you more. At Moskowitz Law Group, LLC, our Bergen County divorce lawyers understand the difficulty of your current situation, and we would like to help. Because no two divorces are the same, we invite you to contact our firm if you have further questions on your particular case. Your initial case review is free!
How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced?
This answer can vary, but the average divorce should be completed within one year. When both parties agree to a no-fault divorce and resolve the terms of their divorce in an uncontested manner, the process may be completed in as little as one-and-a-half months. Contested cases that need to be litigated in court will typically take longer.
How Much Does it Cost to Get Divorced?
This answer also varies depending on your case. Whether the divorce is contested or uncontested (i.e. if litigation is or is not required) will have an affect on the total cost.
What Are the Grounds for Divorce?
In New Jersey, the grounds for divorce include adultery, abandonment, separation, irreconcilable differences, imprisonment, extreme cruelty, deviant sexual conduct, addiction, and more. Alternatively, couples may choose to file for a no-fault divorce indicating that the couple expects no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.
Do I Have to Go to Court?
Even if the divorce is uncontested and a settlement agreement is filed, the Court may still request a formal or informal hearing. Your attorney will help you prepare for this possibility.
Who Receives Custody of the Children and How Do We Decide Child Support?
Child support is generally dependent upon the income of the non-custodial parent, as well as the child’s unique needs. The Court puts the child’s best interests at the forefront of any decision. Custody can be decided upon between the parents, except in extenuating or extreme circumstances.
Contact Our Bergen County Divorce Lawyers Today
For Bergen County divorce lawyers who have the tenacity and skill set to aide you through this difficult time, look no further than Moskowitz Law Group, LLC. The answers to the above questions may differ from couple to couple, which is why it can be incredibly confusing to try to figure out the answers on your own. Don’t go searching the internet or other back channels to getting the answers you need–our esteemed legal team is ready and willing to be your trustworthy guide.