What Are Irreconcilable Differences Of A Marriage In A New Jersey Divorce?
In general, there are two main types of divorce: contested and uncontested. Contested divorces are rarer because one spouse needs to prove in court that the other spouse committed an act (like adultery or abuse) that caused the marriage to end. Meanwhile, spouses can simply cite the irreconcilable differences in their marriage in order to file for an uncontested divorce. To learn more, continue reading or contact one of our Morris County NJ No-Fault Divorce Lawyers today!
WHAT ARE CONSIDERED IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES IN A DIVORCE?
This is essentially when a married couple can no longer get along and are unable to repair their broken marital relationship. An uncontested or no-fault divorce is when both spouses agree that divorce is the best option. Even if one spouse committed an act that would constitute a contested divorce, many spouses still choose to file for an uncontested divorce to avoid lengthy and painful courtroom battles. Most contested divorces require litigation, while uncontested divorces that cite irreconcilable differences have the option of settling their divorce outside of the courtroom, either through mediation or other methods.
HOW CAN I FILE FOR UNCONTESTED DIVORCE IN NEW JERSEY?
The first step in the divorce process is filing the proper documents with your local courthouse. You can’t file for divorce jointly in New Jersey, so you’ll need to hire a process server or sheriff to serve the divorce papers to your spouse. Many couples in uncontested divorces opt for mediation for help in settling divorce agreements. A mediator can guide divorcing spouses to a reasonable agreement that is preferable for both spouses. Overall, mediation can be a beneficial option for spouses who want more control in making final decisions about the division of their marital assets, child custody, child support, and more.
Many spouses undergoing the divorce process choose to hire a divorce attorney to guide them through the difficult and sometimes confusing process. This can be beneficial if you lack knowledge of divorce laws in your state, even if you opt for mediation. Spouses can represent themselves in a divorce, but often they will hire legal representation to ensure the safety of their assets in the future.
If you’re considering filing for divorce, you should speak with a trusted divorce lawyer who has your best interests in mind. Thankfully, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark is on your side! Contact us today for an initial consultation with one of our highly experienced and compassionate divorce attorneys.