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To file divorce documents in New Jersey, at least one of the spouses must be a resident of the state of at least one year. There is not a time limit when adultery is stated as the grounds for divorce, as long as one of the divorcing spouses is a resident of the spouse.
There are multiple grounds for divorce in the State of New Jersey which include:
The New Jersey courts award custody based on the best interests of the child. They look at issues such as the parent’s ability to make decisions about the child’s future as well as the relationship of the child with his or her school, community and siblings. If the child is mature enough, the court will consider his or her preferences as well. When both parties agree on an arrangement that assures the best interests of the child, the court will generally follow that agreement.
When anyone chooses to file for divorce in New Jersey, the state child support guidelines will apply in nearly every case, barring exceptional circumstances. Both parents’ gross incomes and child-related expenses are considered when calculating the obligation. Payments continue until the child reaches age 18 and possibly beyond.
New Jersey’s Superior Court has jurisdiction for all divorce without an attorney and standard court-based divorce actions initiated in the state.
At any time during the DIY divorce process, either spouse may submit any disputed issues to mediation. If the spouses can reach an agreement, the case may proceed to court as an uncontested divorce.