Cherry Hill Divorce Attorneys
Divorce, Separation and Annulment
Getting a divorce can be one of the most trying and emotional times a person experiences. In New Jersey, in order to properly file for a divorce or respond to a complaint of divorce, it is important to work with a divorce attorney who knows the law and has experience in negotiating and litigating divorces in New Jersey.
Our Cherry Hill divorce attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of NJ divorce laws and have practical experienced in handling all types of divorces and marital litigation involving:
- Civil Unions and Same-Sex Marriages
- Businesses and Professional Practices
- Complex Marital Estates
- High Net Worth Divorces
- High Profile Divorces
- International Divorces
- Military Divorces
- Contested and Uncontested Divorces
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Tevis Claims / Marital Torts
New Jersey Separation – Divorce from Bed and Board
In New Jersey when spouses are financially separated but still legally married it is referred to as a divorce from bed and board. The estranged couple may have separation agreement, which is any legal document signed by both spouses outlining the terms and conditions of their separation. Common issues that arise during the separation period are temporary support (child and spousal), child custody schedules, debt payment, interim bills, expenses and other finances, and medical insurance. When spouses are separated, but do not wish to move forward with a formal divorce, a separation agreement is an effective way to protect both parties during this interim period. Obermayer’s Cherry Hill divorce lawyers understand the complexities and details that are important in filing for divorce from bed and board and in creating a separation agreement.
An annulment is different from a divorce. A judgment of divorce signifies the end to a valid marriage. An annulment is the formal recognition that a marriage was never valid to begin with. In New Jersey, an annulment may be granted in the following situations:
- One of the spouses has another spouse living at the time of this marriage.
- The couple is related to each other within the degrees prohibited by law (in other words, the relationship is based on incest).
- One or both of the spouses were at the time of marriage physically and incurably impotent, so long as the party seeking the annulment was unaware of the impotency or incapability at the time of the marriage, and has not subsequently ratified the marriage.
- One person or both of the spouses lacked capacity to marry because of mental condition, or the influence of intoxicants, drugs, or similar agents; or where there was a lack of mutual assent to the marital relationship; duress; or fraud as to the essentials of marriage; and has not subsequently ratified the marriage.
- The wife or husband was under the age of 18 at the time of the marriage, unless such marriage was confirmed by her or him after arriving at such age.
If you are unhappy about the choice you made to marry, you should look to the annulment statute first to determine whether your marriage may be annulled. If your marriage does not fit into one of the above categories, though, you must proceed with filing for a formal divorce.
Contact our Cherry Hill Divorce Law Firm
Our divorce attorneys counsel and represent clients who primarily reside in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Ocean County and Atlantic County in towns such as Voorhees, Moorestown, Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Medford, Cape May, to name a few.
To contact one of Obermayer’s divorce lawyers, please call (856) 795-3300.