Family Lawyer | Newark, New Jersey

Representing clients throughout New Jersey


How long will my divorce take? 

In New Jersey, there are no set time limits when it comes to filing for divorce. The amount of time it takes between filing your divorce complaint and the case being finalized varies. 

If you and your ex are able to agree on key areas such as finances and custody, it could be finalized in as little as six months. If more negotiation is required, the process could take over a year. 

There are various strategies that we can advise you on in order to move ahead as efficiently as possible. 

How do we divide our belongings? 

Deciding how to divide personal items is often the most emotional part of a divorce. Not only are you losing the life that you have become used to, but you could also have to give up sentimental possessions too. 

In terms of photographs, consider a high quality photocopy which means that each party gets to keep them. For physical items like pieces of furniture, wedding gifts or collections that you’ve created together, there really is no set answer. 

Do I have to go to court? 

As your divorce attorneys, we want to help you get through your divorce or separation without spending a fortune or a long period of time being stressed. 

If you and your ex are able to reach an agreement through mediation or through negotiations via attorneys, you will not have to step foot in a courtroom. 

It is possible in New Jersey for a divorce to be a paper based exercise, which can save time and costs if it is the right approach for you. 

What should my first move be? 

Divorce law in New Jersey is flexible to allow for each individual family’s needs to be accounted for. That being said, there are no black and white rules about what will definitely happen in your case. 

The first move should therefore be to speak to an expert attorney who can talk through your circumstances – who is in your family, where you live, what your combined earnings are and your expenses. 

From there, our attorney will be able to walk you through all of the possible scenarios and come up with a plan to get you moving forwards. 

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