How Long Must I Reside in New Jersey Before Getting Divorced?

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New Jersey Divorce Attorney Explains How Long You Must be a Resident to Get Divorced

I am often asked as an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney, how long you must reside in New Jersey to get divorced. In the state of New Jersey, except for adultery, you have to live here for one year before you can file a complaint for divorce. If your grounds are adultery, you don’t need to meet that one-year requirement for jurisdiction, but you have to show the court that you actually were living in the state of New Jersey, and you were there one year prior to the filing of the complaint for divorce.

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There are many arguments regarding a state’s requirement that you spend time. I think the best argument I ever heard came from one of the state legislators who said it was intended to allow a cooling off period, and just time to be sure it is really a step you want to take. You can’t get around it. If you’re try to file for irreconcilable differences, and have been in the state for three months, the court will reject your paperwork. You’ve got to be here for one year, and that’s it.

Are you a new resident of New Jersey looking to obtain a divorce? Contact dedicated New Jersey Divorce Attorney Christopher Leon Garibian for guidance.

This educational blog was brought to you by Christopher Leon Garibian, an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney in Morris County.

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Christopher Leon Garibian, Esq. is a partner in the matrimonial and family law department of Weiner Law Group LLP. He has over 19 years of experience handling a multitude of Divorce and Family Law Matters throughout New Jersey. He is passionate about family law and takes pride in his ability to effectuate real change in the lives of his clients. He is certified by the State Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. If you are in need of an experienced Divorce Attorney or Family Law Attorney in NJ, contact us today for compassionate, long lasting legal solutions.

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