When families are broken apart by divorce, the consequences can be devastating to the health and wealth of family members. While it is easy to marry, filing for divorce in New Jersey can be extremely costly, time consuming, and life altering.
In New Jersey, the rules and laws pertaining to divorcing in New Jersey are complex, including the following requirements:
Grounds for fault-based divorce in New Jersey include the following:
Couples must complete a Case Information Statement (CIS), which details their financial assets and budgets. New Jersey counties also mandate the use of a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel (MESP), which tries to facilitate the divorce negotiation process in the hopes of reaching a settlement before a court hearing is scheduled. This is one way New Jersey hopes to take the burden off its overcrowded courts.
Also unique to New Jersey is the right of same-sex adults to form civil unions that give them the same rights and benefits available to heterosexual married couples under New Jersey state law. If civil unions are dissolved, same-sex couples also grapple with the issues of property distribution, child custody, and child support issues just like divorcing heterosexual couples.
New Jersey divorce lawyers at Adinolfi & Packman, P.A. leverage their extensive experience to give you valuable insight into the challenges and strengths of your case. They can also help evaluate your legal options, such as contested litigation versus mediation and arbitration.
If you are looking for a highly credentialed, well-respected law firm focused on New Jersey divorce law, please call Cheryl Betten, the Firm Administrator for the Haddonfield, NJ offices of Adinolfi & Packman, 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 with one of our qualified South Jersey divorce lawyers.
A South Jersey divorce attorney or child custody lawyer from the Haddonfield, NJ offices of Adinolfi & Packman, 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.