Can I Get Divorced for Irreconcilable Differences in New Jersey?

Posted June 2, 2023

  • Can I Get Divorced for Irreconcilable Differences in New Jersey?

One of the most common questions we get asked is “what is required for my spouse and I to get divorced on the grounds of ‘irreconcilable differences’?” Research shows that up to 50% of American marriages end in divorce. With divorces becoming more and more common in New Jersey and across the country, it is essential to gather as much information as possible in the event you are considering a divorce. Irreconcilable differences are the most common cause of action for divorce in the State of New Jersey.

In New Jersey, irreconcilable differences must have caused a breakdown of a marriage for a period of at least six months prior to the filing of the Divorce Complaint. The irreconcilable differences cited, such as communication breakdown, differing values, or lifestyle differences, should also make it abundantly clear to the court that both spouses would be better off if the marriage were to be dissolved and there should not be a reasonable prospect of reconciliation.

Additionally, in order to file for divorce in New Jersey, one or both spouses must have resided in the State of New Jersey for one full year prior to filing a divorce complaint. Divorce can be a very emotional and complicated process. Every divorce case is different, and it is important that anyone going through a divorce crafts a personal plan with an experienced attorney who can provide guidance based on your unique circumstances.

If any questions or concerns arise, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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