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Uncontested Divorce

Morris County Uncontested Divorce Attorneys

Uncontested Divorce Attorneys in Morris County

Many marriages in the state of New Jersey end in divorce. Divorces are notorious for resulting in long, drawn-out battles in the courtroom, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. Some couples are able to amicably end their marriage and avoid the courtroom altogether. If you are thinking about divorce but are hoping to resolve matters peacefully, you should speak with an experienced Morris County divorce attorney about your legal options. The legal team at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC can assist you in navigating every step of your divorce. To discuss your legal options with an experienced Morris County divorce attorney, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC today.

How can uncontested divorces become contested?

There are certain instances in which an uncontested divorce can, unfortunately, become contested. If one spouse files for divorce and cites “fault” grounds but the other party disagrees, the divorce can quickly become contested. In other situations, individual matters can become contested when parties disagree on how they should be handled. For a couple to continue the uncontested divorce process, it is important that they resolve all outstanding matters. Some of the matters that are often contested in New Jersey divorces include the following:

  • Division of marital property
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Relocation
  • Spousal support

Resolving Disputes Through Mediation

Even when a couple goes into their divorce with all intentions of remaining uncontested, even a simple disagreement can derail the process and they may find themselves in court. However, there are many ways to resolve contested matters outside of the courtroom, including mediation. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that keeps divorces outside of the courtroom. Through mediation, a couple can amicably resolve any contested matters through peaceful discussion. During the mediation process, the couple will work together with their respective attorneys and a mediator who acts as a neutral third party to help facilitate the process. Many couples that resolve their divorces through mediation are able to do so in a quicker and less expensive matter than litigated divorces. Once all of the outstanding issues have been resolved, the divorce will be considered uncontested.

Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation is not the only option for divorce outside of the courtroom. There are several other methods of alternative dispute resolution that couples can use to resolve their divorces. Some of the methods of alternative dispute resolution that you may want to consider include the following:

  • Collaborative divorce, which allows the couple to work with a team of experts to come up with ways to resolve any contested issues in the divorce.
  • Arbitration, which allows a third party to step in and act as the judge to make decisions on behalf of the couple regarding their divorce.

Contact a Morris County Divorce Attorney

If you are thinking about divorce, it is important to consider all of your legal options. The experienced attorneys at Townsend, Tomaio, & Newmark, LLC can explain all of your options to help you determine which form of divorce is suitable for your situation. We are committed to helping you resolve any outstanding matters to obtain an uncontested divorce. To discuss your situation with an attorney you can count on, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC today.