Can I Get a Divorce is my Spouse is Currently Living in a Different State?

Getting divorced is never easy. Divorce law is complicated, and divorce itself can have major emotional and financial implications. Unfortunately, the process can be made even more complicated if you and your spouse are currently living in different states. However, with the help of an experienced divorce attorney, and a bit of self-education, you make the process far easier on yourself. This is why you must read on to learn more about the legal process going forward:

What are the residency requirements in New Jersey?

Every state has its own residency requirements. Simply put, each state has certain qualifications that you must meet in order to get a divorce. In New Jersey, the residency requirement is that one or both spouses must be legitimate residents of the state or have lived in New Jersey for at least one year.

How do I get a divorce in New Jersey?

Generally, it is best to avoid the litigation process, if at all possible. When your divorce enters litigation, you and your spouse’s assets are very often subjected to equitable distribution. If you have not established a marital agreement or are unable to hire a mediator, your hard-earned assets may now be up for grabs. The litigation process is as follows:

  • First, you file your complaint with the Superior Court
  • From here, pendente lite orders may be requested to address issues such as child custody or support
  • The courts will then conduct “discovery,” or obtaining both party’s financial information
  • If you and your spouse still cannot agree on the terms of your divorce, then you will attend a trial, where a judge will decide the terms of your divorce
  • Once a decision is made, your divorce will be finalized with a Final Judgment of Divorce

If you are ready to go through the divorce process, you should hire an attorney who is both skilled and compassionate. We are here, both to listen and to act on your behalf. Do not wait any longer. Reach out to our firm today.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.