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No-Fault Divorce Lawyers in New Jersey

The Role of Irreconcilable Differences in Divorce Law

Have you ever heard the term “irreconcilable differences” before? Normally, news stories about married celebrity couples filing for divorce will throw these two words around. Despite how it may sound, it is actually just a way of saying that no one in particular is to blame for their decision to divorce; or, in other words, that they are creating a “no-fault divorce.”

For help with a no-fault divorce in New Jersey, contact Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law. We can be reached at (856) 512-1461 or via our online contact form.

If you do not feel there is a reason for your spouse to be at-fault for the end of your marriage but you know you would like to split regardless, you can contact our New Jersey no-fault divorce attorneys for help completing the process of filing via irreconcilable differences. Backed by 60+ years of combined experience practicing law, we are more than equipped to put our professional knowledge and trial experience to use for you during your no-fault divorce.

As neither you nor your spouse are to blame, it can become difficult to secure what you would like during the divorce. Our goal will be to uphold your best interests in regards to:

Benefits of a No-Fault Divorce

Even though the thought of ending your marriage, regardless of your history together, might be slightly distressing, there are some positive aspects of a no-fault divorce. It is important to keep your chin up during this process and remember that there are legal professionals at our firm who are here to help.

Some of the most advantageous characteristics of a no-fault divorce include:

  • Privacy: You will not have to speak to a judge or jury about personal problems the two of you have gone through; you can always leave it simply as “irreconcilable differences.”
  • Emotions: Children in particular are susceptible to experiencing emotional pain during a divorce, as one parent or another is cast into a negative light. By keeping things “no-fault,” they may feel confused by what is happening but not necessarily damaged.
  • Time to think: You can prepare yourself for a no-fault divorce by first filing for a legal separation. This will give you 18 months to live separately and see if you really would like the marriage to end. If so, you can finish the process readily using no-fault procedures.

We Can Help You File for No-Fault Divorce in New Jersey

In divorce, and with so many other things in life, the first step is often the most difficult. If you know that it is time for your marriage to come to an end but are afraid to set the wheels in motion for divorce, please allow our New Jersey attorneys to assist and support you.

Our goal is to get you to a more comfortable place. We want you to be happy, and we want you to be content. Our offices are conveniently located in Marlton and Somers Point, New Jersey and we represent clients throughout Atlantic County, Burlington County and Camden County.

To start the no-fault divorce process, contact our team at (856) 512-1461 or submit an online contact form here.

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