Somerset County Divorce Lawyer
Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP are Warren Divorce Lawyers Who Fight For You
Divorce is a difficult process that will disrupt your family in many ways. With so much at stake in your divorce, it is important to explore all of your options and alternatives before making significant decisions that will affect your security, your children, and your future.
At Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, our attorneys provide candid, forthright legal advice at all stages of your divorce. Whether we are representing your interests in mediation, resolving your differences through negotiation, or advocating for you in court, we provide results-driven legal service on your behalf.
Contact us online or call (908) 356-7634 to get started with a confidential consultation.
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, you are able to file for either a fault-based or no-fault divorce, as both are recognized. In a no-fault divorce case, you only need to show that you and your spouse have not been living together as a married couple for at least 18 consecutive months. Furthermore, you must show that your marriage has broken down to the point where there is no chance for you to reunite.
In a fault-based divorce, you must provide a legally recognized reason for the end of your marriage, also known as “grounds for divorce.”
Examples of grounds for divorce:
- Sex addiction
- Spouse has been imprisoned
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse
- Extreme mental or physical cruelty
- History of domestic violence or abuse
In terms of dividing property, fault is not often a consideration. However, it can be used in deciding the terms of spousal support. A judge will evaluate what seems most reasonable, depending on the circumstances. An unfaithful spouse, for example, may not be allowed to have a high amount of alimony. Or, that spouse may be forced to pay a higher amount of alimony than expected, had that spouse not been unfaithful.
Handling Every Aspect of Your Divorce
When you or your spouse makes the decision to dissolve your marriage, our Somerset County divorce attorneys will remain supportive in assisting you to protect your rights, your property, and your children. We can help you work toward a resolution that suits your family’s needs.
We seek solutions to every part of your divorce, including:
Our attorneys know that a divorce will affect every family differently. We take the time to understand your unique circumstances so that we can devise legal solutions tailored to suit your family. However your divorce is eventually resolved, we will remain dedicated to your best interests.
Mediation & Arbitration
In all cases, our Somerset County divorce lawyers will explain the avenues of mediation and arbitration before taking a case to court. Mediation and arbitration are alternatives to litigation that allow clients to address disputes without the expensive and time-consuming process of going to court. If you believe that these methods of alternative dispute resolution may be an appropriate solution for your family, we can discuss your options.
With this said, we recognize that not every case is a strong candidate for these alternatives. In some situations, the differences between the parties are so vast that mediation or arbitration is not likely to yield results. When litigation is the only option, we will take decisive action on your behalf.
Let’s get started on your case today. Call (908) 356-7634 now to schedule your initial consultation.
Heidi was consistently patient, transparent, dependable, professional and firm.
In reality, it is only results that count. I could not be happier with the outcome of my case.- Hank
She is a true professional, and she is very kind and patient.- KellyAnn
Our firm’s attorneys have over 110 years of combined legal experience.
Our firm focuses on Family Law and offers a full spectrum of services.
We focus on getting the best result for each of our clients.
We create tailored strategies & solutions based on client needs.