Bari Zell-Weinberger, a family lawyer in Parsippany, answers:
Whenever an initial New Jersey Complaint for Divorce is filed, the complaint will include the reason for the divorce, known as the “grounds.” In New Jersey, recognized grounds for divorce include:
Since being introduced in New Jersey in 2007, the “no-fault” ground of irreconcilable differences has become the most common ground cited in divorce papers. Filing on the grounds of irreconcilable differences does not require providing any further evidence as the “fault,” unlike many of the other grounds which require fault to be shown. For example, if adultery is cited as the grounds, evidence of cheating, including receipts and bank statements, may need to provided as proof of the claim. This is not the case with irreconcilable differences. It should also be noted that the terms of a final settlement are not necessarily determined based on fault or no-fault in a divorce.
Which grounds for divorce best applies in your case? Every divorce case is unique, making it vital for anyone filing for divorce in New Jersey to be represented by an accomplished New Jersey family law attorney who can offer professional guidance on choosing the right option for your matter.
Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group in New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.Back To Top