“Breaking up is hard to do,” was a hit song by Neil Sedaka in 1960. And indeed, it’s very true in most cases — particularly when dealing with the breakup of a marriage. Emotions usually run high, partners can resort to finger pointing and placing blame on the other.
No-fault Divorce in New Jersey: A matter of “irreconcilable differences”
No-fault divorces in New Jersey first became an option in 2007, and have since become the primary legal means of divorce for most splitting couples in the state. In these instances, the spouses feel that the marriage is no longer worth sustaining and mutually agree on an amicable split. They may even be living separately. A no-fault divorce spares the couple from having their private business exposed, and in most cases could make things that much easier on the children, if there will be shared custody and/or visitation rights.
In New Jersey, a no-fault divorce can be granted to those who have resided in the state for at least one year. The couple will need to prove that their marriage has been “broken” for at least six months and that there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation. No-fault grounds mutually end a marriage without either spouse assuming blame.
Since the introduction on no-fault divorce, there’s less negative energy surrounding the process, which can mean less emotional harm for dependents and other family members.
At Weiner Law Group, our the experienced family law attorneys will guide clients on making the best choices when it comes to divorce. We offer legal expertise and practical advice when filing for either fault or no-fault divorce. For more information or to arrange for a consultation, contact us online or call us at 973-403-1100.