What are Grounds for Divorce?
The state of New Jersey recognizes 10 grounds for divorce under which you can file. That means you can ask the court for a divorce based on 10 different things. For example, irreconcilable differences, adultery, desertion, or separation; however, most people just file for irreconcilable differences.
In custody cases where a tort is involved, and you’ll be seeking monetary compensation, you can use extreme cruelty and list the various acts, et cetera, that were done against you. For the most part, however, irreconcilable differences covers everything else. What does the term, irreconcilable differences, actually mean? It simply means that, for at least six months prior to the filing of the complaint for divorce, there were irreconcilable differences.
Here’ the crazy thing that actually happens when you get a divorce in New Jersey under irreconcilable differences. They’ll actually ask you a question in front of the judge which says, “Are there any reasonable chances of reconciliation?” That’s the way it works. There are ten different options, but you’ll usually choose irreconcilable differences.
Are you looking to obtain a divorce based on grounds? Contact experienced Divorce Attorney Christopher Leon Garibian for representation.
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.