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Franklin Township Divorce Lawyers

Divorce can be a complicated and emotional experience, and enlisting a skilled divorce lawyer can help you effectively navigate the process and ensure a favorable outcome. At Tune Law Group, LLC, we understand the challenges you are facing. Our Franklin Township divorce lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights and best interests while moving the process along swiftly and efficiently so you can focus on the future.

What Type of Divorce Should I File?

There are two standard forms of divorce in New Jersey, referred to as “fault” and “no-fault,” as follows:

  • No-Fault Divorce: In New Jersey, most divorces are filed as no-fault, also known as an uncontested divorce, on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences.” If you file for an uncontested divorce, you do not need to state any other grounds or differences. Uncontested divorces are also a less expensive and faster option. 
  • Fault Divorce: Fault-based divorces are filed based on one or more of the state’s legally recognized grounds: abandonment, adultery, alcohol or drug addiction, desertion, deviant sexual behavior, domestic violence, mental abuse, extreme mental or physical cruelty, imprisonment, or institutionalization. If you choose a fault-based divorce, you must prove your claims.  

To file for divorce, one spouse must have lived in New Jersey for at least one year before filing, unless claiming adultery, which has no waiting period.

What Are the Divorce Proceedings?

Divorce proceedings vary depending on the individual circumstances and issues involved in a particular divorce, but all generally follow specific steps:

  • File the divorce petition with the court;
  • Respond within 35 days of being served;
  • Exchange pertinent information, issue subpoenas, and take depositions;
  • Negotiate a settlement agreement in mediation;
  • Attend the ordered Intensive Settlement Conference if mediation failed;
  • Litigate in court for a judicial decision.

How Is Property Divided in New Jersey?

New Jersey is an equitable property state, meaning marital assets and debts are divided fairly, not equally. Martial property includes the family home, financial accounts, investments, business interests, vehicles, and retirement accounts. When determining the distribution of property, the court considers factors such as:

  • Length of the marriage;
  • Marital standard of living;
  • Both spouses’ age and current health;
  • Each spouse’s income and earning capacity;
  • Individual economic circumstances;
  • Value of marital assets;
  • Assets each spouse acquired prior to the marriage;
  • Pre- or post-nuptial agreements;
  • Any other relevant factors.

How Can Tune Law Group, LLC Help Me?

An experienced divorce lawyer can provide sound legal guidance, objective advice, and the compassionate support you need to make the best and best-informed decisions during divorce proceedings. A skilled lawyer will:

  • Establish grounds;
  • Provide required documents to the court;
  • Compile assets and debts;
  • Develop equitable distribution of property strategy;
  • Determine alimony needs;
  • Calculate child support;
  • Create child custody agreements and visitation arrangements;
  • Negotiate the settlement agreement;
  • Protect your assets and legal rights;
  • Represent you in court.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Franklin Township divorce lawyers assist clients in numerous types of divorce matters, including but not limited to:

How Much Does It Cost to Divorce in New Jersey?

Divorce costs vary widely and are impacted by several factors, depending on the case’s complexity. Fixed court fees include:

  • $300 to file the divorce petition;
  • $175 fee to file the petition response or counterclaim;
  • $25 for a child custody parenting workshop;
  • Couples with an income 150 percent of the federal poverty level of lower can apply for a fee waiver.

Our Skilled Franklin Township Divorce Lawyers at Tune Law Group, LLC Can Handle All Your Divorce Legal Needs

Contact our experienced Franklin Township divorce lawyers at Tune Law Group, LLC if you are considering divorce. Call us at 908-434-1061 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our offices are located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, and we serve clients in and around Hunterdon County, Monmouth County, Whitehouse, and Tewksbury.