How to Make Divorce Easier
If you are seeking separation from your spouse, you’re probably also seeking advice on how to make divorce easier. We understand that this can be a very stressful process, but our New Jersey family law attorneys remain committed to making the transition as seamless as possible. Here are a few tips on how to make the process easier for everyone involved.
How to Make Divorce Easier | Avoid Going to Court
In New Jersey, I’m often asked by clients, “Do I have to go to court and actually see the judge?” and that’s a fact-specific issue, as well, meaning if the parties can come to an agreement and one party waives an appearance, you don’t necessarily have to go to court. In certain New Jersey counties, the divorce can be done without either party appearing.
If there’s a default, in other words, one party doesn’t answer the complaint that the other party has filed, you would appear in court, but it would be a very brief appearance, just long enough to put the facts on the record and have the court enter the final judgment of divorce.
How to Make Divorce Easier | Uncontested Divorce
In New Jersey, there are two types of divorces. There’s a contested divorce, and there’s an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce is where the parties are either negotiating or actively fighting over assets, child custody, child support, or even pets. A contested divorce is generally going to be far more expensive than a divorce that is uncontested.
In an uncontested divorce, the parties have either agreed to how to dissolve their assets, or there are no assets to fight over, and there are no children, or there are no issues concerning the children, either for the support or for custody and parenting time. An uncontested divorce is generally the better way to go for the parties if they can do that. If there are children, it lessens the stress on the children. It lessens the stress on the parties themselves, and clearly, it’s going to be far less expensive than a contested matter.
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New Jersey divorce attorney Brian Freeman can help you navigate this process and take a path that will cause the least amount of tension in an already tense situation.