Lawyers.com > Discuss Your Legal Issue > Ask a Lawyer > Divorce > is there a waiting period for new jersey divorce

is there a waiting period for new jersey divorce

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 06th, 2013 on Divorce - New Jersey
More details to this question:
N/A
Answers Showing 1 out of 1
Answered on Mar 07th, 2013 at 11:59 AM

There is no real "waiting" period. However, you must live in the state for at least one year prior to filing for divorce in order to establish residency.   In the interim, you can do a separation agreement.  

Report Abuse
Divorce
Ending a marriage is more than just an emotional process--it's also a legal process. The court must approve your "dissolution of marriage" petition, and will also rule on issues related to the division of property, alimony (also known as spousal support or maintenance), child custody and child support. A divorce or family law attorney can help guide you through the divorce process, while also negotiating with your soon-to-be ex-spouse and his or her divorce lawyer. It's important to note that ethics laws prohibit the same law firm or attorney from representing both spouses in a divorce. Even if your divorce is an amicable one, it's critical to have your own legal representation to ensure that you're treated fairly at all stages of the divorce proceeding.
Have an Divorce Question?
It’s Free & Easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Top Contributing Lawyers
Mark Tischhauser, Esq.

Attorney - Florida

359 Answers, 20 Legal Topics

Patrick Johnson

Attorney - Tennessee

238 Answers, 46 Legal Topics

Michael D. Siegel

Attorney - New York

177 Answers, 25 Legal Topics

Anthony John Van Zwaren, Esq.

Attorney - New Jersey

112 Answers, 18 Legal Topics

Michael E. Fiffik

Attorney - Pennsylvania

78 Answers, 17 Legal Topics

Lori Nevias

Attorney - New York

74 Answers, 30 Legal Topics

Bruce Robins

Attorney - New York

68 Answers, 8 Legal Topics

Have a legal question?
Get answers from local attorneys.
It's free and easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Do It Yourself Legal Forms
Go

Popular Forums