Contested and Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey
New Jersey divorces are as unique as the couples themselves. Your particular experience and outcome will correlate with the type of divorce you have.
The first choice is whether to have an uncontested or contested divorce in New Jersey. While it seems like a no-brainer to choose a mutually respectful, New Jersey uncontested divorce over a protracted court battle, you may have a spouse who refuses to negotiate with you or give an inch on any demand. In that case, you may have no other choice but to take the matter to court.
In a contested divorce, your respective lawyers present your adversarial positions to a judge, who imposes legally binding decisions about how to split up your property, kids, and money. This approach can damage personal relationships and costs money and privacy, but you will be able to get out of your marriage.
The case for uncontested divorce in New Jersey
It should come as no surprise that the majority of couples choose to avoid divorce court whenever possible. With an uncontested divorce, you can find mutual agreement on every issue. Therefore, little court involvement is required, and the resolution usually is quick.
In contested divorces, you have less costly and contentious out-of-court dispute resolution options that include the following:
- Mediation: A qualified, neutral person facilitates negotiations between divorcing spouses to help them arrive at their own agreement on how to settle their divorce.
- Collaborative law: Each party retains a lawyer who advocates their interests and negotiates an agreement.
- Binding arbitration: The parties present their case to an independent decision maker who makes legally binding decisions about disputed issues.
These methods only require the courts to finalize the agreements. But regardless of which strategy you choose, make no mistake that you will each have to give up something you want to have an amicable, out-of-court divorce.
Experts say this mature, responsible, and respectful approach pays dividends by preserving the health and well-being of your family long after your divorce is final.
Contact our divorce law firm in New Jersey
At Adinolfi & Lieberman, P.A., our attorneys skillfully advise you about the legal options in your divorce. We leverage our extensive experience to give you valuable insight into the challenges and strengths of your New Jersey contested divorce case. We provide you with outstanding representation whether you choose alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration, or traditional litigation.
If you are looking for a highly credentialed, well-respected New Jersey divorce lawyers, please call Cheryl Betten, the Firm Administrator for the Haddonfield, NJ offices of Adinolfi & Lieberman, P.A., at 856-428-8334 ext. 258, or use our online contact form to schedule your initial consultation to discuss your immediate legal needs in a personal and confidential setting.
A divorce attorney or child custody lawyer from the Haddonfield, NJ offices of Adinolfi & Lieberman, P.A. can provide legal advice and representation to clients throughout Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Pennsauken, Mount Holly, Pemberton, Northfield, Mays Landing, Riverside, Voorhees, Moorestown, Mullica Hill, Princeton, Marlton, Medford, Washington Township, Pitman, Woodbury, Mt. Laurel, Atlantic City, Vineland and all of Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, Burlington and Camden County.