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How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in New Jersey?

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Every divorce is different and can vary in how long the divorce process takes. It will always depend on the complexity of your case and whether or not both parties can agree on all of the terms of the termination of their marriage. A huge factor that can either prolong or shorten the divorce process is whether you go down the contested or uncontested divorce path. Divorces can be extremely complicated and are prolonged when both parties can’t reach a collaborative agreement about major financial and child-related issues. If you are curious about how long the divorce process takes in New Jersey, contact a dedicated Union County Divorce Attorney who can assist you in the divorce process.

How Long Does it Take for an Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey?

An uncontested divorce is defined as a divorce where both parties can agree on all of the terms that will apply to the termination of their marriage. An uncontested divorce normally takes a way shorter time to finalize than a contested divorce. Uncontested divorces can take as quickly as three to six months. This is the most amicable ending of marriage as it is more simplified than a contested divorce. When both parties can come to a collaborative agreement on all major issues including child-related matters, the divorce process is a lot quicker.

How Long Does it Take for a Contested Divorce in New Jersey?

A contested divorce is the most common divorce route couples take. It is extremely hard for both parties to agree on all of the terms that will apply to the termination of their marriage, especially agreeing on child-related issues. A contested divorce takes longer than an uncontested divorce because both parties cannot come to an agreement on all major issues at hand. It is fairly common for an uncontested divorce to turn into a contested divorce. A contested divorce normally can take around a year or more. If a couple has children, it normally takes longer to sort out child-related issues such as child physical and legal custody, child support, and visitation. The longer it takes to resolve these issues the longer it will take for the divorce to be finalized.

What Can Shorten the Divorce Process?

In New Jersey, couples can try various methods to shorten how long their divorce takes. One alternative way to shorten the divorce process is mediation. Oftentimes, mediation can shorten the length of the divorce by several months. Mediation is used to help resolve any disputes a couple cannot agree on. Divorce mediators can help shorten the divorce process. If you are looking for an alternative method to resolve any major issues prolonging your divorce, look into Mountainside NJ Mediation services which can help shorten the divorce process.

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We are a full-service divorce, family, and real estate law firm in Mountainside, New Jersey. For strong legal representation in all of your divorce or family law matters, contact Ross and Calandrillo, LLC today.

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Our firm believes that exploring alternatives to litigation can greatly benefit our client. Our firm’s established mediation practice can help you resolve family law issues more efficiently, amicably and at a lower cost. If you are interested in knowing more about our mediation services, contact the firm to discuss your situation.

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– Clarissa –

“Robyn Ross handled my two cases and won both, her passion and expertise was beyond a 5-star rating. She communicated with me through both cases...”

– Abdul –

“Liz represented me throughout a long and difficult divorce process. She was a godsend. Her knowledge, compassion, dedication, and commitment are unparalleled. I can not...”

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