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Ocean County Divorce Lawyer Daniel Straffi Explains the Types of Divorce in New Jersey

By: Magic PR

Ocean County divorce lawyer Daniel Straffi ( releases a new article explaining the different types of divorce in New Jersey. The lawyer mentions that a divorce is often a very emotional and challenging time in a person’s life. Ending a marriage means the start of having to make a lot of decisions about a person’s life and family. 

“Divorce can leave a person feeling vulnerable and helpless, especially with the complex and unfamiliar processes involved. You may be asked to make decisions that can legally and financially affect your and your family’s future,” the Ocean County divorce lawyer says. 

According to attorney Straffi, there are two types of divorce in New Jersey: Uncontested divorce and Contested divorce. A lot of people have the perception that divorce involves antagonism between both parties. While this is true for some cases, there are divorce cases that are concluded amicably owing to the couple’s ability and willingness to cooperate. This is referred to as uncontested divorce. 

In an uncontested divorce, a couple would only need to prepare a joint property settlement agreement that includes details of what the couple agreed upon. These matters can include custody, parenting time, and visitation rights. Property distribution and child support must also be agreed upon by both parties in an uncontested divorce. 

The Ocean County divorce lawyer mentions in the article, “If a couple cannot agree on one of the major aspects of their divorce, the whole process becomes a contested divorce. Fault-based divorces are usually a reason why a divorce is contested. A contested divorce typically involves the intervention of the court where a judge would be the one to decide on issues that the spouses cannot agree on. Additional court events may be scheduled in order to settle the matters of the divorce.” 

Furthermore, the lawyer adds that an arbitration divorce also lets the spouses avoid litigation for their divorce like a mediated divorce would. However, the third party involved, an arbitrator, acts as a judge and can help make decisions about the couple’s marital concerns.

In New Jersey, divorce is referred to as a “dissolution” of marriage, and follows the same processes when dissolving a marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership. Either party is able to file a petition for dissolution in New Jersey as long as one of the spouses has been a resident of the state for at least a year.

Lastly, attorney Straffi emphasizes the importance of having a skilled divorce attorney when dealing with family law and divorce matters. A skilled lawyer may be able to help the client understand their rights and how they can make the divorce process smoother for their family. 

About Straffi & Straffit Attorneys at Law

Attorney Daniel Straffi is an experienced bankruptcy and family law attorney who has years of experience in helping clients deal with bankruptcy and divorce matters. They provide their clients with a high level of personal service for every case they take. Contact Straffi & Straffi Attorneys at Law today to learn more about their services.


About Straffi & Straffi Attorneys at Law

Straffi & Straffi Attorneys at Law is proudly run by the father-and-son team of Daniel Straffi, Sr. and Daniel Straffi, Jr. who has over 40 years of combined experience. They’ve been representing clients throughout Southern and Central New Jersey for more than 8 years

We offer legal representation in bankruptcy, family law, criminal defense, personal injury, negligence defense, real estate, and estate matters.

Contact Straffi & Straffi Attorneys at Law

670 Commons Way
Toms River
NJ 08755
United States

(732) 3413-800


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