What are the ground rules for divorce in New Jersey? Does fault matter anymore?

By Alison C. Leslie, Esq.
December 22, 2014

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.

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By Alison C. Leslie, Esq.| December 22, 2014
Categories:  Legal Issues|FAQs

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