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Is it time to file for a divorce?

Posted by Jay Turnbach | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

You haven't enjoyed your time with your husband lately. He has been coming home late, and you're sure that the scent of perfume you smelled was not from “sitting too close to a co-worker during a meeting.” You're ready to consider filing for a divorce because of various issues you've had together, but is it the right time?

If you want to seek a divorce, it's worth talking to your attorney first. Why? They'll have information on the documents you need to collect and will be able to tell you the kind of evidence you'll want if you're going to make accusations against your spouse. For example, if you want to show that they committed adultery, copies of messages to others or photographs of your spouse on a date will help your case.

While you don't need to prove a fault to get a divorce, doing so could help you get more out of your divorce. New Jersey has equitable distribution laws, so providing evidence that you've been taken advantage of or lost out on your assets because of your spouse's actions may help you get a greater number of marital assets.

Your attorney can also walk you through a list of documents you'll need, like financial documents or other paperwork, so you can get copies before you serve divorce papers to your spouse.

Our website has more information on filing for divorce and if it's the right thing to do right now. Your attorney can talk with you about your specific situation and provide you with guidance if you'd like to move forward with your divorce after learning more.

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Jay Turnbach

Contact Me: 732-908-7630 EMAIL ME Practice Areas Family Law OCEAN COUNTY DIVORCE LAWYER Attorney Jay Turnbach, our Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, holds a law degree from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, and a bachelor's degree in finance from Fairfield University in Con...


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