Grounds for Divorce in Monmouth County

Grounds for Divorce in Monmouth County

Couples in New Jersey who feel as though their marriage is suffering beyond repair may start to consider getting a divorce and ending the marriage once and for all. Of course, this is often very difficult and emotional, as it closes one of the most significant chapters in each spouse’s life. When a couple does decide it is time to file for divorce in New Jersey, they will have to start the processing by fulfilling two requirements. Firs, they have to fulfill the residence requirement and second, they will have to determine whether or not they want to cite fault in the divorce.

If an individual decides that they would like to cite fault grounds in the divorce, they have several options to choose from. Some of the fault grounds may include the following:

  • Abandonment
  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Incarceration
  • Institutionalization

However, many people are leaning away from citing fault grounds in divorce. This is not only because sometimes, citing fault grounds can cause additional legal problems before the divorce can really even get started but also because New Jersey has a no-fault option. No fault divorce really just means that the couple has had irreconcilable differences for at least 6 months or has been separated for the last 18 months or more.

If you have questions about divorce in New Jersey, contact our firm today.

The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation