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Contested Divorce

East Brunswick Divorce Attorneys

Rozin | Golinder Law has represented numerous clients in contested divorce cases. From start to finish, our team can discuss your options, answer your questions, and represent you in court. Contested divorce proceedings are often stressful and emotionally difficult. Our compassionate East Brunswick divorce lawyers can stand by your side as you seek a favorable solution.

Contact our firm today for a free, confidential consultation.

Contested Divorce Laws in New Jersey

Uncontested divorce occurs when you and your spouse agree on all aspects of the divorce settlement. However, if you and your spouse are unable to agree on the terms of your divorce, your case will go to trial. With our experienced divorce attorneys at Rozin | Golinder Law, you can receive knowledgeable legal assistance throughout the process.

Contested divorce cases often involve disagreements about:

  • Equitable distribution of property, assets, and debts
  • Alimony awards
  • Grounds for divorce
  • Child support/custody arrangements
  • Visitation rights

New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. This means your property, assets, and liabilities will be divided fairly, not necessarily equally. Furthermore, only your marital property will be divided during a divorce. This refers to property you and your spouse acquired during your marriage. It may include homes, businesses, vacation properties, pensions, debts, and retirement accounts. Once the court identifies your marital property and assets, it will consider the value of the property and make a judgment based on several factors.

When dividing marital property and assets, the judge will consider:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The physical health, age, and emotional wellbeing of each party
  • The tax consequences of the property distribution
  • The liabilities and debts of each party
  • The earning ability, education, and occupational training of each party

In contested divorce cases, New Jersey courts have a wide discretion in determining an equitable division of property and assets. If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement out of court, you will begin the litigation process of contested divorce. Our East Brunswick divorce lawyers have guided hundreds of clients through the New Jersey legal system, and we can provide personal services and aggressive representation as you seek a positive outcome.

The Contested Divorce Litigation Process

Once you file and serve the divorce claim to your spouse, you must start preparing for litigation. In a contested divorce trial, you and your spouse will be given the chance to explain your arguments. You will also present evidence in support of your claims. This may include relevant documents, pictures, videotapes, and witness testimony. Depending on the complexity of your case, the trial may last a few hours or continue for days.

If a witness is not cooperative, you can file a subpoena to order them to appear and give testimony on your behalf. However, you do not have to file a subpoena for witnesses who are willing to testify. You must file the subpoena at least 5 days before the trial, as well as pay a fee for the witness’s cost of travel to and from the hearing.

Call Our Efficient Divorce Attorneys Today at (732) 810-0034

Contested divorce trials are often complicated and emotional. If you are facing a contested divorce, Rozin | Golinder Law can provide diligent representation. Our East Brunswick divorce lawyers care about each client and can work hard to meet your specific legal needs. With our compassionate services and tenacious representation, you can get the experienced legal assistance you need for your case.

We offer free consultations for your convenience. Call our firm today at (732) 810-0034 for quality representation in New Jersey.

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