Divorcing a Disabled Spouse

Divorcing a Disabled
Spouse in New Jersey

If you have reached the point of believing that you need a divorce from a spouse who is incapacitated, you have no doubt been through some very difficult and heart-wrenching times.

Whether your spouse was in a tragic drunk driving accident, was incapacitated through a gunfight or in a bombing in the military, or has suffered irreparable mental incapacitation as a side effect of alcohol or drug abuse, you have no doubt done your best to cope and find answers. Yet now you believe that divorce is the “lesser of two evils” as a path forward from this challenging place where you are now. Perhaps your incapacitated spouse has become violent toward you, or the two of you have otherwise reached a point where you feel unable to help — and in great need of financial and legal relief from an impossible marriage.

Divorcing an Incapacitated Spouse South Jersey

At a time like this, you are doing the right thing by seeking qualified legal counsel from a family law attorney with depth and breadth of experience in complex divorce situations. While lawyer Daniel K. Newman is a divorce attorney, not a marriage or mental health counselor, he has developed skills over the years that give clients reassurance when they face difficult cases such as divorce from a disabled spouse. Attorney Daniel K. Newman understands the ethical challenges involved, as well as the legal maneuvers that may apply in your case. He welcomes you to bring your concerns to our law offices in Voorhees.

At the Law Offices of Daniel K. Newman, you can expect to find information, respect, understanding and support as you move toward and through the legal processes involving with divorcing an incompetent spouse. For example, your incapacitated spouse may need to have a guardian ad litem appointed. Complex legal and financial issues such as nursing home expenses and management of your spouse’s financial affairs through a trust must be handled with utmost care to ensure that your rights are upheld and that your incapacitated spouse’s affairs are dealt with legally and ethically.


To talk with attorney Daniel K. Newman about your challenging family law concerns, from divorce to alimony, schedule a free initial consultation at our South Jersey law office. We are available by calling (856) 309-9007 or by completing our online form.

Our law office is conveniently located in the Greens of Laurel Oak office park. Free parking is available. We serve clients from communities including Philadelphia, Camden and Cherry Hill. New Jersey divorce lawyer Daniel K. Newman is here to advise, guide and represent you through any challenging family law matter such as divorce from a mentally disabled spouse.

The offices of Daniel K. Newman serves the New Jersey communities of Willingboro, Voorhees Township, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Medford, Mount Laurel, Sicklerville, Deptford Township, Vineland, Evesham Township, Lindenwold, Haddonfield, Mt. Holly and Williamstown.