Legal Separation/Tolling Agreement

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Understanding Legal Separation And Tolling Agreements In New Jersey

Considering a legal separation in New Jersey? While formal legal separation ended in our state in the 1980s, it’s crucial to understand alternative options, including tolling agreements. As an experienced family law practitioner throughout Bergen, I provide clarity on these legal constructs.

The Evolution Beyond Legal Separation

Legal separation was a distinct process decades ago, that is now no longer recognized in New Jersey. Instead, couples can opt for tolling agreements in certain situations. These agreements serve as a formalized arrangement, allowing couples to live separately while addressing essential aspects such as child custody, support and property division without initiating divorce proceedings.