At Castronovo & McKinney, we understand how stressful and overwhelming the divorce process is. We also know one size doesn’t fit all. Our experienced divorce attorneys in Morris County are skilled in the traditional court procedures for both divorce and divorce mediation. We will meet with you to determine your specific needs and guide you through the process to assist you in handling all of the issues associated with the termination of your marriage in Morris County, New Jersey.
Divorce in Morris County, N.J.
Morris County has a fair sized population of close to half a million residents and boasts three universities, a county college, and a county vocational technical school, as well as the headquarters of several name brand firms. We are one of the fastest growing counties in the New Jersey, Connecticut and New York region. All of this contributes to average household incomes ranking the third highest in the United States. Unfortunately, higher incomes means that your divorce proceedings can become increasingly complex when factoring in child support, alimony, and/or the division of assets.
Divorce & Our Firm
When obtaining a divorce or terminating a civil union or domestic partnership in New Jersey, you or your spouse / partner must be a resident for at least one year. The only exception is when you file on grounds of adultery, in which case you can do so immediately. However, as a no-fault state, the majority of divorces in New Jersey are due to irreconcilable differences and/or living apart for no less than 18 months. You may file for divorce in the county where either you or your spouse lives. In addition, there is no waiting period after you file. There are procedures you must follow, but the judge may grant your divorce at any time after your court hearing.
Money is often cited as the primary reason for divorce in the U.S. It certainly doesn’t get any easier to deal with this problem when you are ending the relationship. You will need to deal with issues of property division, debt distribution, and possibly alimony. New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, which means that the goal is to divide your marital property fairly. It is important not to confuse fairly with equally. A judge considers many factors when determining what is fair. Among other criteria, it includes the length of your marriage, individual income and property contributions, your standard of living while married and current economic position.
An experienced Morris County family attorney can walk you through the entire divorce process. At Castronovo & McKinney, we have a combined experience of over 50 years handling family law cases. Our attorneys are compassionate and understanding when dealing with your individual divorce proceedings. We can analyze your personal situation and the grounds for your divorce, working towards reaching the best possible closing to your relationship.
The family law attorneys of Castronovo & McKinney have extensive experience in all aspects of divorce in Morris County, New Jersey. Residents here have turned to us for twelve years for reliable legal representation. You can depend upon our integrity and sincerity to help you through this difficult and sensitive process. If you are facing the end of a marital relationship, contact our Morris County offices for a confidential consultation.