Sometimes, a married couple has irreconcilable differences and can no longer stay in the relationship. Over 50% of marriages end in divorce and most of those cases are highly emotional. If you are considering getting a divorce, you probably have a lot of questions. At Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC, we understand that divorces are usually contested over a few unresolved issues. In most emotionally-driven cases, a divorce becomes a drawn-out court battle over issues that must be addressed by the court. These may include:

Having quality legal support through such a significant legal matter is crucial. Contact Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC for a consultation today.

Divorce overview

A divorce should generally be resolved within a year, though a lot depends on the parties. When considering divorce, one has to take into consideration grounds for divorce and residential requirements. New Jersey is not a pure “no-fault” divorce state. Even though they allow of “no-fault” grounds to be cited, they also allow for spouses to seek “fault” grounds. Whatever the case, grounds must be stated. These can include:

  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Adultery
  • Addiction
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Deviant sexual conduct
  • Incarceration
  • Institutionalization for mental illness

Residential requirements allow for a court to have jurisdiction over a case. Generally speaking, either party must reside in New Jersey for at least one year to meet the residency requirement, except in the case of adultery.

A divorce can be contested or uncontested. If the parties can agree outside of the court on the main issues they face, a contested divorce may turn into an uncontested divorce. We understand that divorcing couples might find it hard to agree on many different types of topics and we provide alternative dispute resolution methods to help clients achieve their goals while avoiding litigation.

Meditation benefits divorcing couples

It is often in the couple’s best interests to agree to most terms outside of the courtroom through mediation or collaborative law efforts. When a couple can agree on terms outside of court, there are many benefits people often overlook. Through mediation and collaborative law, couples can come to an amicable conclusion to their matter. Both parties are often happier when they consider that their issues were decided between themselves and not ordered by a judge. In most cases, mediation saves couples from the emotional turmoil of a court battle that affects them and their families deeply. Lastly, a mediated divorce and collaborative divorce can help save time and money. If you are interested in mediation or collaborative law, contact us to discuss our prominent mediation practice.

Contact a compassionate firm to ease you through divorce

If you have questions related to divorce, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm. Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC has years of experience easing clients through tough times. When it comes to divorce, we understand that the process can be grueling and stressful. Our firm offers the utmost compassion for our clients. We are ready to guide them through their options and lead them to a brighter future. Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC prides itself on the personalized attention clients can expect and the proven results from years of effective representation. Contact us for a consultation.