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Bridgewater Divorce Lawyers

Divorce can be complex and time-consuming, and having a knowledgeable and experienced legal team is crucial. At Tune Law Group, LLC, our skilled Bridgewater divorce lawyers provide exceptional guidance and unparalleled support to help you navigate the challenges and make well-informed decisions. We represent clients in numerous divorce-related legal matters, including but not limited to the following:

What Type of Divorce Can I File?

New Jersey recognizes two types of divorce commonly referred to as fault/contested or no-fault/uncontested. Each has different requirements, which include:

  • No-Fault Divorce: Most divorcing couples in New Jersey choose a no-fault divorce under “irreconcilable differences,” largely due to its reduced requirements, less expense, and shorter timeline.
  • Fault-Based Divorce: Fault-based divorces are more complex, have more requirements, and must be based on one or more of New Jersey’s legal grounds of abandonment, adultery, alcohol or drug addiction, desertion, deviant sexual behavior, domestic violence, mental abuse, extreme mental or physical cruelty, imprisonment, or institutionalization.

Proving allegations in a fault-based divorce can be challenging and requires significant evidence supporting your claims. For a fault-based divorce, you should consult an experienced lawyer before filing to learn what evidence is required and whether a fault divorce is in your best interests.

What Are Typical Divorce Proceedings?

Divorces are complex and address numerous matters, such as child custody and support, division of marital property, and alimony in a series of required procedures, which include:

  • One spouse filing a divorce petition with the court and the other responding within 35 days of being served divorce papers.
  • Participating in discovery with both spouses’ lawyers to provide all required information and depose others.
  • Negotiating a settlement agreement.
  • Attending court-ordered Intensive Settlement Conference if mediation fails to produce an agreement.
  • Trying the case in court for a judicial decision if all prior efforts fail to produce an agreement.

What Are Marital Assets?

Marital assets are considered any property jointly acquired and enjoyed during the marriage, including but not limited to:

  • Bank accounts
  • Businesses
  • Marital homes, vacation homes, and other real estate
  • Outstanding debt
  • Retirement or pensions
  • Stocks and other investments
  • Vehicles

Property in which only one spouse’s name appears on the account, deed, or title is still considered marital property if acquired during the marriage. Assets and property individually owned or acquired prior to or during the marriage are regarded as personal property and not divided. However, if the personal property is utilized for marital property, such as using an inheritance to purchase a home, the asset can be considered marital property and subject to division. 

How Is Marital Property Divided in New Jersey?

New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, meaning the judge will divide the property in an appropriate and fair manner, but not necessarily equal. Distribution is based on several factors, such as:

  • Length of the marriage;
  • Age and health status of both spouses;
  • Each spouse’s income and earning capacity;
  • Standard of living during the marriage;
  • Any other factors the court deems relevant.

How Can a Bridgewater Divorce Lawyer Help Me?

An experienced divorce lawyer provides the objective advice, legal guidance, and support you need to navigate the complexities of New Jersey divorce law and ensures your rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable and skilled Bridgewater divorce lawyer can:

  • Determine grounds for divorce;
  • Prepare and file all legally required documents;
  • Secure financial records, locate assets, and determine liabilities;
  • Establish appropriate child support payments;
  • Develop child custody and co-parenting agreements;
  • Mediate or negotiate settlement;
  • Represent you in trial if necessary.

Our Bridgewater Divorce Lawyers at Tune Law Group, LLC Advocate for Clients During Divorce Proceedings

Do you have questions about divorce? Our seasoned Bridgewater divorce lawyers at Tune Law Group, LLC can review your case and discuss your options. Call today at 908-434-1061 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in