Compassionate Divorce Attorney Serving Watchung, New Jersey
New Jersey Family Law Firm Dedicated to Families
For most people, choosing to file for divorce is one of the most difficult decisions they will ever make. If you are living with the stress that divorce brings, it can be extremely difficult to face the prospect of paperwork, court dates, and negotiations to determine support and child custody. The Law Offices of Leonard A. Weitzman, LLC have assisted many clients in Watchung, New Jersey with the numerous procedures involved in divorce, and are ready to help you as well.
Filing for Divorce in New Jersey
Each state has different rules and procedures for obtaining a divorce, and there are basically four parts to the New Jersey divorce process:
- Determine the grounds for divorce, either no-fault or fault based. A no-fault divorce gives no specific grounds for termination of the marriage, while a fault based divorce cites one spouse for the certain action or behavior that caused the marriage to end: abandonment, addiction, adultery, cruelty, deviant sexual conduct, imprisonment, or institutionalization.
- File a complaint for divorce and serve it upon the other spouse, who will have the opportunity to respond.
- Attend a case management conference, sometimes conducted over the phone. The purpose of the conference is to determine the timeline for the discovery phase of the divorce.
- Participate in the discovery process, which addresses the fine points and technical details of the divorce, such as property division and spousal support.
If you are going through a divorce in Watchung, New Jersey, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard A. Weitzman, LLC will put more than 30 years of family law experience to work for your family. Contact our firm online or call (908) 458-9098 to schedule your initial consultation today.