Although New Jersey allows no-fault divorces, it is not a pure no-fault state. A no-fault divorce is based on the notion of having “irreconcilable differences,” which is another way of saying a couple is incapable of getting along. A no-fault divorce can also be based on separation, in which case you’ll need to show the court that you and your spouse have lived separate and apart for at least 18 months. Watch this video for more

If you’re unhappy in your marriage and would like a fresh start, consult with an experienced divorce attorney in Westwood. A lawyer can help speed up the divorce process, especially if your spouse is choosing to contest the divorce. Having an experienced divorce attorney on your side is also important if there are complex family and financial concerns involved, such as child custody and property division.