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Benefits of an uncontested divorce in New Jersey

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2022 | Divorce

By the time a Monmouth County area resident decides their marriage is heading for a divorce, it usually has often been a long time coming. A divorce is never an easy decision and coming to terms that a marriage is over can be hard. Often couples have many things to work through in a divorce settlement and they often don’t agree on certain matters. But when spouses work together and agree on certain issues there can be many benefits.

An uncontested divorce in New Jersey means that both spouses are able to agree to the principal issues including:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Property distribution
  • Spousal support
  • Parenting time

It is also possible to be granted an uncontested divorce by the New Jersey courts if one spouse does not show up to court after being served divorce papers.

The benefits of an uncontested divorce in New Jersey include:

  • The divorce moves more quickly.
  • The divorce is less costly even when complex issues are involved.

There are certain criteria a couple needs to meet before they can file for divorce in New Jersey. These include that at least one spouse needs to be a resident of New Jersey for at least a year and that a grounds for divorce needs to be stated when filing for divorce.

A legal professional who is skilled in New Jersey divorce can help their client through the divorce process. They understand that this is a stressful time for their client and that it can be both emotionally and financially draining. They will work with their client to help the divorce go smoothly and set them up for a fresh start.