Although marriages are great when they work, not all of them are successful. When an individual in Sussex County is thinking about ending their marriage through divorce, they will have to start the process by fulfilling the residency requirement and by determining whether they want to cite fault grounds or not. Grounds for divorce is simply the reason for which the divorce has been requested. An individual can choose whether they want to cite fault or if they would rather have a no-fault divorce.

A no-fault divorce is when a spouse does not want to place blame on the other spouse for causing the divorce. They will simply have to show that there were irreconcilable differences for a period of at least 6 months or that the couple was separated for a period of 18 or more months before filing. As common as no-fault divorces are in New Jersey, some people starting the divorce process want to cite fault grounds. The fault grounds that they are able to cite include the following:

  • Adultery
  • Addiction
  • Deviant sexual conduct
  • Incarceration
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Desertion
  • Institutionalization for a mental illness

Divorces that do cite fault may be more complicated than those that do not. If you are considering getting a divorce in New Jersey, contact our firm today.

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is a divorce and family law firm serving clients in Sussex, Morris, and  Passaic County and throughout New Jersey with compassionate, quality legal services. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.