Fault matters when you’re coming down to dollars and cents, but the majority of divorces are filed under irreconcilable differences.
In order to have a complaint based on irreconcilable differences, those differences have to have existed for at least six months and caused the demise of the marriage; you and your spouse must have no chance of reconciling or getting back together. New Jersey’s no-fault is the most popular means of filing a divorce complaint. No-fault can also be filed after 18 months separation, which means you and your spouse have lived separate and apart for a period of 18 months.
Alison C. Leslie, Esq. practices family law exclusively in her Morristown, NJ offices, where she offers her clients the individualized attention of a solo practitioner with the experience of a larger firm. She can be reached at (973) 631-8002. View her website and Divorce Magazine profile.