Addressing common misconceptions about divorce in New Jersey

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Obtaining a divorce is a major decision that can have a lasting impact on both you and your loved ones. As a result, it is important to go into the process with accurate information. 

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions in circulation regarding divorce in New Jersey. It is of the utmost importance to highlight these and attempt to get reliable information. Accurate information will give you the tools required to get the best possible divorce outcomes. Outlined below are some of the most common misconceptions about divorce in New Jersey. 

Disagreements are always remedied via litigation 

While litigation is possible in the event that you and your spouse cannot reach agreements, this is often the last resort. You and your spouse can take several steps to make the divorce process less turbulent. With efforts from all sides, couples are frequently able to find common ground, which makes pursuing a collaborative divorce a possibility. 

You must establish fault 

While some states impose a restriction of fault needing to be established before a divorce may be pursued, this is not the case in New Jersey. Traditionally, couples in New Jersey needed to have a specific reason to get divorced, such as adultery or abuse, but this is no longer a requirement. The law in New Jersey states that couples can obtain a divorce if they have irreconcilable differences with no reasonable prospect of reconciliation. 

Obtaining the correct information could assist with your divorce case. Remember that as a spouse in New Jersey, you have many legal rights.

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