Monmouth County Divorce Attorney

shutterstock_217332397-1024x683Guiding New Jersey clients through divorce

When a couple can no longer stay married because of a variety of reasons, divorce may be a option. Some divorce cases can become highly contested and emotional. Most divorce cases will be resolved by addressing common issues related to the marriage. When a divorce is contested, it is usually related to applicable factors, including:

  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Spousal support
  • Division of assets

These issues can be hard for some to bear. If you are getting a divorce, it is in your best interests to contact a firm with experience and compassion. The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC has handled countless divorces for clients. We offer our clients the personalized attention and ardent quality of services that eases stress and effectively represent their interests during tough times. If you need our legal services, contact The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC.

New Jersey divorces

Though there are exceptions, most New Jersey divorces can be resolved within a year. Before a judge can hear a divorce case, jurisdiction must be established. A residency requirement is a prerequisite to the divorce process. One or both spouses must have lived in New Jersey for longer than a year before a court may take a divorce case. Once jurisdiction is established, you must consider grounds for divorce.

New Jersey is a “no-fault” divorce state, but not a pure one. You may cite irreconcilable differences or separation for at least 18 months as the grounds for divorce. You also have the option to cite “fault” grounds. In most cases, fault grounds will have no impact on the proceedings. Some “fault” grounds may include:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Incarceration
  • Physical or mental cruelty

Once jurisdiction and grounds are established, a Complaint for Divorce can be drafted, starting the process. At the end of a trial or alternative dispute resolution, the process of divorce concludes with a Final Judgment of Divorce, which addresses all of the outstanding issues.

Mediation benefits divorcing couples

Once a couple starts the process of divorce, a court might advocate for them to use a method of alternative dispute resolution to work through contested issues and conclude the divorce. Under the right circumstances, mediation can save both the couple and the state time and money. When a couple can agree to terms outside of the courtroom, they are more likely to come to an amicable conclusion that both parties can live with because parties are working together to agree to terms for themselves. When mediation is successful, couples can save money, time, and the emotional effect of a court battle. Whether a couple decides on mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution, having effective counsel is always suggested.

Contact a Monmouth County firm to ease you through divorce

The Law Office of Toby Grabelle has over 35 years of experience guiding clients through family law and divorce matters with passionate advocacy and diligent counsel. If you are inquiring about divorce, contact our firm to assess your case, guide you through the legal possibilities, and work tirelessly to end your legal matter on the best possible note. Our compassionate firm understands that these are tough times. Allow us to ease your stress and lead you towards a better situation.