Whether you are going through a contested or an uncontested divorce, it is important that you have one of our experienced Sparta divorce attorneys on your side. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you have the support you need during this life-altering time. Here are some questions you may have:

What is a contested divorce in New Jersey?

A contested divorce refers to a situation where both parties cannot reach common ground on their marital issues. This occurs when neither spouse signs an agreement, which leaves many marital issues and terms left unresolved. In the event that this occurs, a judge is chosen to implement these decisions in order to reconcile the couple’s disputes. This may involve decisions concerning issues such as child support, custody, the division of assets, and alimony.

A spouse can cite either “fault” or “no-fault” grounds before the divorce proceedings start. If no-fault grounds are cited, it suggests that neither spouse is holding the other accountable for the end of their marriage. Once this occurs, the couple may start the proceedings. On the other hand, when a spouse does cite fault grounds, it suggests that they are holding the other spouse accountable for the divorce. This may be a result of the following circumstances:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Desertion
  • Incarceration
  • Institutionalization
  • Extreme cruelty

If you are going through a contested divorce, it is important that you have a divorce attorney on your side that you can trust. Give our firm a call today to discuss the details of your situation with one of our dedicated and experienced legal members.

What is an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses think that their marriage cannot be fixed and agree to the terms of their divorce. This is also referred to as an “Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage.” When this happens, a couple must settle all marital issues before the proceedings start. This usually encompasses matters including alimony, child custody and support, parenting time, division of assets, and any payment of debts.

If a divorce is uncontested, the spouses can choose a method of divorce outside of litigation. This may incorporate options such as mediation, arbitration, or collaborative divorce. These processes are optional, even though they are typically beneficial for both parties and their families involved in the divorce.

If you are going through a divorce and would like to seek legal counsel, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is on your side no matter what.

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If you are getting a divorce or have any other questions regarding divorce-related matters, please do not hesitate to contact Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC for a consultation today.