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Explain Grounds for Divorce
Each year, there are a high number of marriages that come to their final chapter as either spouse files for divorce. For those in Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean counties you will have to understand the legal considerations that must be made before your divorce is granted. To begin the process, one party must file papers with the court and provide a reason for the divorce, known as the "grounds" for divorce. The grounds for divorce in New Jersey are used to explain the reason or reasons that the marriage is legally being dissolved.
Irreconcilable Differences / 18 Months Separation
When parties no longer wish to remain married, the most common ground for divorce is Irreconcilable Differences. These irreconcilable differences must exist for a minimum of six months and does not require any fault or blame. If the couple lives separate and apart for 18 consecutive months and does not have any prospect of reconciliation, this ground can also be pursued.
New Jersey Fault Based Grounds
In New Jersey, there are fault grounds that can end a marriage. Physical or mental cruelty, also known as Extreme Cruelty, on the part of a spouse can be grounds for divorce as well as adultery, habitual drunkenness, mental illness, imprisonment and deviant sexual conduct. When the prospect of living with your spouse who is causing you harm becomes unreasonable, feel free to speak with a Monmouth County divorce lawyer to discuss your situation.
Are You Considering Divorce?
If you are considering divorce because you believe it is the best option for you, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer from our firm. We are dedicated to serving the residents of New Jersey as they navigate their divorce cases, primarily those living in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex Counties.
Amdur, Maggs & Dugan will work with you and can help you be sure that the optimal outcome can become a reality. If you believe that you and your spouse qualify for any of the grounds for divorce listed above, we can help you pursue a New Jersey divorce. Your family is important to us and, therefore, we can work closely with you to pursue a desirable solution.