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:
New Jersey courts have mandated that the divorce process not last more than 1 year from the Complaint for Divorce, though there are a few exceptions. Most cases will conclude within the year. 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 that can impact spousal support and other issues that must be addressed by the process. Whatever the case, grounds must be stated. These can include:
Residential requirements allow for a court to have jurisdiction over a case. 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.
Meditation benefits divorcing couples
It is in the couple’s best interests to agree to most terms outside of the courtroom through mediation and 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 the most amicable conclusion to their matter. Both parties are 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, though sometimes mediation can be unsuccessful, leading them back to the courtroom. Lastly, a divorce through mediation saves money. The cost of litigation can be overwhelming and couples save court costs and the money for a divorce attorney. 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 time. 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.
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