Compassionate Divorce Attorney in Bound Brook, New Jersey
New Jersey Divorce Law Firm Will Answer Your Questions
Those who are considering filing for divorce in Bound Brook, New Jersey undoubtedly have many questions and concerns. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard A. Weitzman can provide you with general information about the divorce court process and answer even your most difficult questions.
If We Want to Separate, Do We Need to File for a Legal Separation?
New Jersey courts do not grant legal separations. If a couple is living separate and apart, they are considered separated.
What Are the Waiting Periods for Filing a Divorce Complaint in New Jersey?
There are several legal reasons that allow New Jersey courts to grant a divorce and govern when a divorce complaint may be filed:
- Adultery – no waiting period
- Extreme cruelty – petition may be filed three months after the last act of cruelty occurred
- Desertion – must wait 12 months after the desertion occurred to file divorce petition
- No-fault divorce – may be filed anytime by alleging that irreconciable differences have existed between the parties for a period of 6 months or longer
Do I Have to Have an Attorney?
While legal representation is not required, it is strongly advised that you have an attorney represent you during a divorce action, particularly if decisions must be made regarding property division and child custody and support.
Although divorce is a stressful experience, the Law Offices of Leonard A. Weitzman, LLC can help. Our firm provides high quality representation to residents of Bound Brook, New Jersey at an affordable cost, and we will take the time to understand your situation, answer your questions, and help you reach your goals. Contact our firm online or call (908) 458-9098 to discuss your family’s concerns with one of our attorneys today.