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Divorce Attorneys in Hunterdon County

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Martin & Tune, LLC recognizes that divorce can have a major effect on everyone involved, especially children, and this is why we prioritize your family's needs. Divorce is unfortunately very common. Nearly everyone knows someone who has endured a divorce, and many us experienced our parents' divorce as children.

We know that they can be taxing events and that most use it as a last resort, but we also know that many harmful circumstances in a marriage make divorce a necessity. Often, it's the only way to retake charge of our lives and create a more suitable environment for our children. Let our Whitehouse divorce lawyers assist you.

If you are looking into a divorce, there are a lot of options and factors to consider. It's important that you think through them carefully and put an experienced Hunterdon County divorce attorney on your side.

What Kinds of Divorce Are There?

Divorces can be settled in a number of different ways. Some go to court, while some are settled more peacefully. Each avenue has to do with the particular circumstances of each couple, and some options are better than others.

The following are the four ways divorces can be settled in New Jersey:

  • Litigation- this means that divorce goes all the way to family law courts. This usually occurs when one spouse seeks full custody of the children or wants to ensure a fair share of their marital assets.
  • Collaboration - this is when both parties benefit from a team of professionals trained to provide the most peaceful and beneficial agreements in a divorce. This among the most desired ways to settle a divorce.
  • Arbitration - this means that one professional, a neutral arbitrator, will have the final say. This usually occurs when collaboration is attempted, but one or more of the spouses were unable to come to an agreement.
  • Mediation - this is among the most cost and time-efficient methods. A mediator acts a neutral third party who guides both spouses through a negotiation process aimed at reaching a mutually beneficial settlement.

What Is Involved in a Divorce?

Of course, in divorces involving children, child custody is the most pressing issue. Many who are victims of domestic violence seek to obtain full custody. This is something our firm will gladly help the victims achieve.

In addition to child custody, the following matters must be settled in a divorce:

Our Whitehouse divorce lawyers use a hands-on approach to make sure that these factors are dealt with in a way that protects your well-being, and especially the well-being of your children. If you have been given a court order regarding one of the above aspects that you feel is unfair or ungrounded, we can help you appeal the decision.

Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey

New Jersey offers divorce based on both no-fault and at-fault grounds.

No-Fault Divorce

A couple has two options when filing for a no-fault divorce:

  • Separation – If the couple has lived apart (in different homes) for at least 18 months, then they can file for divorce based on the grounds of separation. There has to be no chance of reconciliation.
  • Irreconcilable differences – Similarly, a couple can file for a no-fault divorce based on “irreconcilable differences”. The marriage must be in this state of disrepair for at least 6 months with no hope of reconciliation.

Both of these are no-fault grounds, meaning that neither spouse needs to prove any kind of fault in the other spouse in order to receive a divorce decree.

At-Fault Divorce

Alternatively, a spouse can file for divorce based on a fault in the other spouses. At-fault grounds include:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Deviant sexual conduct
  • Cruelty
  • Imprisonment
  • Mental illness

To learn more about the grounds to file for divorce in New Jersey, contact our firm today!

Contact Martin & Tune today for your initial consultation. Our founding partner, Attorney Daniel Tune is a certified specialist in matrimonial law by the New Jersey Supreme Court. We have what it takes to successfully represent you.

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