65 Madison Ave · Suite 420 · Morristown, NJ · 07960

¡Attention TAC People!

Press 'p' on your keyboard to make this palette go away.

Max width: 1200px
Color Hex R G B
Blue from Logo#003d65 0 61 101
Darker Blue#021020 2 16 32
Red from Logo#780500 120 5 0
Darker Red#400000 64 0 0
Gray from Modern Firm Site#f3f2ed 243 242 237
Bright, Light Blue#ccebff 204 235 255
Form Input Background Blue#accfe6 172 207 230
Slightly Darker Blue#002e4d 0 46 77
Slightly Darker Gray#e6e5e0 0 46 77
Darker Gray#cccbc7 0 46 77
Lighter Logo Blue#005c99 204 235 255
Login Link Blue#598fb3 89 143 179
Slighty Lighter Red#99150f 153 21 15
Slighty Darker Gray#b3b2ae 179 178 174
Hunter Green#013b23 1 59 35
Lighter Green #025935 ? ? ?
Beige Charcoal #1f1e1e ? ? ?
"Metallic Gold" #D4AF37 ? ? ?
"Darker Green" #012e1b ? ? ?

I Dont Want To Stay But I Dont Want To Go An Option For Less Than An Absolute Divorce

Morris County NJ Divorce AttorneysWhile many states allow married couples to legally separate, in New Jersey, there is no such term. The closest legal concept to a legal separation in New Jersey is a Divorce from Bed and Board, also called a limited divorce. In New Jersey, both parties must consent and can file for a divorce from bed and board on the same grounds as an absolute divorce. Additionally, the Court can distribute property and award support just as it can with an absolute divorce. However, the parties are not technically divorced and are not free to remarry.

Either party may file an application to convert the divorce from bed and board into an absolute divorce, and such application must be granted. Additionally, if the parties decide that they want to reconcile, the divorce from bed and board can be revoked. This is not the case with an absolute divorce.

Many people wonder why parties would ever opt for a divorce from bed and board. A majority of clients seeking this option do so in order to remain on their spouses’ health insurance plan. However, it is important to note that some health insurance plans no longer allow for this. It is important to determine whether the insurance carrier in question will allow coverage to continue despite a divorce from bed and board if this is the primary reason for choosing this option. Additional reasons include uncertainty as to whether an absolute divorce is truly desired, or moral or religious objections to an absolute divorce. If you are considering an option comparable to legal separation in New Jersey, speak to an experienced family law practitioner about the option of divorce from bed and board. Posted by Robyn E. Ross, Esq.

Begin Your Conversation

  • Disclaimer: Contacting our firm via the internet does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information through this form.

Contact Our Morris County Office



Morristown / Morris County Law Office

65 Madison Ave

Suite 420

Morristown, NJ 07960

Morris County Mediation Office Map