Divorce cases can be complicated whether they are amicable or contested, or if one party is at fault compared to a no fault divorce. Mr. Goldblatt has over 30 years of experienced assisting couples with complex divorce cases. If you are considering divorce in Freehold, NJ, we can help you at the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt. We work hard to protect you, your children, and your property interests. Contact us today to learn more about what to expect during your divorce case.
Divorce: An Overview
Divorce is a court sanctioned dissolution of marriage. A variety of issues can arise during the process, which can be complex or simple. When the parties are unable to agree on how to resolve matters, the court will enter orders outlining the details of the divorce. This can include alimony payments, child support obligations, and determining where children will live. Assets and other property interests are divided, and any debts the parties have acquired will be ordered paid by one party or the other, or might be separated by dollar amount.
Divorce is complicated. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, we navigate the complexities for you and advocate for your needs.
If a prenuptial agreement was signed prior to the marriage, the court will look to that document and enforce the provisions therein. In some instances, a prenuptial agreement may be challenged, and if so, an agreement can be reached or the court will decide when entering the agreement. These issues are complex and require the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.
Fault vs. No Fault Divorce
In many cases a divorce is granted without the requirement that one party prove that the other was at fault. But there are situations where grounds for divorce are set forth in the divorce petition, placing fault on the other party. Some common grounds include:
- An 18-month separation, where reconciliation is not possible
- Irreconcilable differences
- Imprisonment of one spouse
It is not necessary, however, to make a claim of fault when filing. The court will grant a divorce on a no fault basis as well. No fault means there is no finding of fault on either side, and the divorce is granted without the need to establish liability.
Amicable vs. Contested Divorce
In an amicable, uncontested divorce, the issues requiring resolution are easily agreed upon by the parties and there is no need to litigate matters by presenting conflicting points of view with supporting evidence. In a contested case, the parties are not able to agree on things and will each present evidence in support of their position.
Many divorces become contested when parents are unable to agree on custody and visitation or when assets are being hidden in an effort to shortchange one of the parties. A contested divorce can require extensive discovery, including depositions and witness interviews. Once the evidence has been gathered, the attorneys present it to the court and request specific rulings for their client.
Help with Your Divorce
The Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt can handle your divorce for you and will work closely with you to develop a strategy that meets your needs. For answers to your questions about divorce, call our office in Freehold, NJ, at 732-780-9333 or contact us online.