One of the most trying times an individual may go through in their life is divorce. Divorces are very emotional and complex. In a lot of cases, the couple is weighed by heavy emotions and they may not be able to push through their negative feelings to resolve matters of divorce. When a couple can’t come to a decision about the terms of their divorce, it may be referred to as “contested.” Once all of the contested matters are resolved either through dispute resolution or through a judge’s ruling, it will be considered uncontested and the divorce can be finalized.
Some of the most common issues that are contested in New Jersey divorces include spousal support (alimony), property distribution, child custody, child support, and child visitation. Of course, it is not easy for a couple to think objectively in such an emotionally charged situation. Below are a few examples of how these matters may be contested:
- Child custody is one of the most contested matters because it can be devastating for a parent to learn that they will no longer get to see their child on a daily basis
- Alimony is often contested because one spouse may feel as though they should no longer have to support their ex-spouse once the marriage is over
- Property distribution is often contested because neither spouse wishes to part with their belongings in divorce
If you have questions about divorce in New Jersey, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney that can assess your situation. Contact us today.
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