How Long You Have to Live in NJ Prior to Filing for Divorce

As an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, I often speak to new clients who wish to get divorced after they just move to NJ.

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  • Except in cases of adultery, the state of New Jersey requires you to live here for one year before filing a complaint for divorce.
  • If you allege adultery, while you are not bound to a one-year residence requirement, you do have to show that you were actually living in the state of New Jersey for one year prior to filing your complaint for divorce.
  • There are many ideas about a waiting period. One potential theory is that it allows a cooling off period for couples to be sure they really want to divorce.

Are you new to the NJ area and wish to file for divorce? Contact experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Christopher Leon Garibian for guidance.

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