There are different types of divorces in New Jersey. This is why it is important to have an experienced divorce lawyer by your side from The Law Offices of Daniel K. Newman. We understand all divorce laws in the State of New Jersey and have successfully represented individuals while obtaining for them favorable resolution of their family law matter.
What is an Uncontested Divorce Versus a Contested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is one where both parties have agreed in writing to the terms and conditions of a Marital Settlement Agreement. A Divorce Complaint and other required documents are filed with the court, and the case is given a court docket number. A Summons along with the Divorce Complaint are then served upon the defendant and proof of service is filed with the court. The court then schedules an “uncontested” Final Judgment for Divorce hearing. This is the most streamlined type of divorce that our NJ law firm can help you with. A contested divorce, on the other hand, is one in which you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on all of the issues regarding the dissolution of the marriage, children’s issues if there children born of the marriage, allocation of marital debt and equitable distribution of property. This will involve negotiations, hearings, motions and sometimes a full trial in order to have a Superior Court judge issues a ruling as to all of the disputed issues.
About Default Divorces
A divorce by “default” is a two-step process. The first step is filing an Entry of Default. This occurs if the other spouse has not filed an Answer or otherwise pleaded to the Summons and Divorce Complaint within 35 days of service of the Summons and Complaint upon the defendant. The second step is a Notice of Final Judgment. This is a proceeding for a final judgment by default where the attorney prepares a written request for the court detailing relief sought against the defaulting party insofar as dissolution of the marriage, children’s issues, equitable distribution of property and allocation of marital debt is concerned.
Contact a Voorhees Family Law Attorney for a Consultation About Divorce in New Jersey Today
If you are thinking about filing for divorce, or if you have already started the divorce process and are dealing with another matter such as child custody, child support, or division of assets, you need to speak with a qualified attorney. The New Jersey family law attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel K. Newman represent clients throughout the state, including Camden, Cherry Hill, Winslow, and Pennsauken. We understand how challenging this time can be for you, which is why we will fight hard to protect your interests and the interests of your loved ones, throughout the legal process. Call us at 856-309-9007 or fill out our confidential contact form to schedule a consultation. We have an office conveniently located at 1202 Laurel Oak Rd., Suite 207, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043. There is no charge for the first consultation at our office.
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