Divorce in New Jersey just got a bit easier and less costly.
But there’s a catch. Both you and your spouse need to do two things:
2. Sign a legal divorce agreement, commonly called a signed Marital Settlement Agreement. You and your spouse can reach a Marital Settlement Agreement by negotiating directly or with the help of lawyers, or through divorce mediation or other dispute resolution alternatives.
In addition, one of you needs to file a Complaint for Divorce. In any event, until recently in New Jersey, divorcing spouses were often required to physically appear in court to receive a Judgment of Divorce signed by a judge.
Now, however, effective as of June 5, 2020, when you file the required legal documentation with the New Jersey court, you can receive a Judgment of Divorce mailed to you or your attorney.
In the meantime, as part of the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey courts now permit electronic filing of certain legal documents, at least for the time being.
To find out more about a New Jersey divorce that’s quicker, less costly, and more amicable, contact me personally here.