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Divorce, it is a parting of the ways both financially and emotionally, but to a client it is a life-changing, earth-shattering event that they never contemplated. Telling your spouse that you want a divorce is the moment of truth, and while it is scary, it should feel like a weight is being lifted from you. This is when you need a good New Jersey Divorce Attorney.
If the time has come for you to tell your spouse that you want a divorce, you should think about what you are going to say to him or her before you say it and when. This is such a simple statement but it is so often overlooked during the heat of an argument or when emotions are so raw that all semblances of tact and respect have gone to the wind. Both parties need to take responsibility for the end of a marriage, and until that happens neither will be able to have closure. Seeking counseling is another option to see if the marriage can be repaired and it should be explored if possible. However, once you are certain that divorce is what you need, taking the next step with the right divorce lawyer can make all the difference.
Sylvia S. Costantino is a New Jersey Divorce Attorney who dedicates her practice to family law. She cares about your case and understands that helping you obtain the best possible outcome in your divorce is just as important for your future financial well being as it is for your emotional one.
Family Lawyer Sylvia Costantino believes that there is almost no divorce case that cannot be settled amicably, and she approaches each case from that perspective.
“It may not happen in the beginning, but by the middle to the end of the case, you should see it start to ripen into a settlement that both parties are satisfied with. Remember, neither party will come out of a divorce getting everything they want, that’s just not reality,” says Attorney Costantino.
Matrimonial actions in New Jersey are handled in the Family Part of the Superior Court. To initiate an action for divorce, you will need to file a Complaint and state the reason why you are seeking a divorce.
As of 2007, the State of New Jersey is a “no-fault” state. This means that a person can seek a divorce based on irreconcilable differences where there has been a breakdown of the marriage for a period of six months or more, there is no prospect of reconciliation, and it is unreasonable for the parties to continue to live together as husband and wife.
There are also other causes of action based on fault which you can include in your Complaint, i.e. adultery, extreme cruelty, desertion, addiction/habitual drunkenness, imprisonment, just to name a few. In order to plead any of these causes of action, you will need to provide specific details.