Filing a No-Fault Divorce
Are you considering divorce? Do you want to know more about filing a no-fault divorce? We are here to help you during this time and get you the representation you need. We aim to make your divorce move smoother and quicker.
Here is what filing a no-fault divorce means:
A no-fault divorce is generally one in which the parties simply no longer get along. It doesn’t require any specific acts, such as adultery, mental cruelty, physical cruelty, or any other acts in support of a specific claim for a divorce. In New Jersey, irreconcilable differences is generally the most commonly used grounds for divorce. That simply means the parties no longer get along and they haven’t gotten along for at least six months.
No-fault divorces tend to be a bit quicker than other types of divorce cases. However, time frames for divorce proceedings vary, and any cookie cutter estimates will be unreliable. A divorce could be finalized in under a month, or it could drag on well past a year. The amount of time a divorce takes will depend upon the facts of the case and the willingness of both parties to communicate and to compromise. An experienced divorce attorney will be able to give you a more precise and reasonable estimate after examining your circumstances at an initial consultation.
Time and cost are usually the first questions on anybody’s mind. In most divorce cases the two are related in direct proportion. It surprises some to know that the cost of a divorce isn’t necessarily tied to the value of the assets involved. A potentially complicated divorce involving many valuable assets, property, and children could be resolved inexpensively if the parties come to an agreement before filing, or early in the process. Because most attorneys bill by the hour, the longer two spouses drag on negotiations, the more expensive the divorce becomes for both parties.
The cost of an uncontested divorce in New Jersey will typically start around $1,500.00, plus the filing fee. If the divorce is contested and there are assets and issues such as custody and child support, the initial retainer could range from $3,500.00 to $5,000.00, or more depending on the circumstances. A long and fiercely contested divorce could cost as much as $15-20,000.Typically when you file a no-fault divorce, your divorce costs will be lower than those divorces that have to litigate every and any issue that arises.
We will work hard to push your case along and get you the results that you deserve. We are here to get you started when you are ready to reach out to us. We are passionate about giving those who are filing a no-fault divorce the support they need. No divorce is easy. You are ending a significant relationship and that can be very emotional regardless of whether or not it ends civilly. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you.
Do you need help filing a no-fault divorce? Our New Jersey divorce lawyer Brian Freeman is here to help you get started. Reach out today!