A divorce is often a complicated, stressful, and lengthy procedure. With all that is happening, it is important to understand your rights and to protect your best interests. Divorces can also involve a number of other legal issues, including child support, spousal support, property division, and more. An experienced lawyer can help to advise you on steps that should be taken to protect and prepare yourself, and can simplify the divorce so that you are able to focus on other aspects of your life such as your children and your job.
To begin the divorce process, one, or both of the spouses must bring an application for divorce to The Superior Court of Justice or The Unified Family Court. To qualify, the courts require certain grounds for divorce, these include separation for one year, adultery, and or cruelty. One-year separation is the simplest and most common way to qualify for divorce. However, depending on your situation there may be more immediate options.
If you or your spouse is seeking a divorce, speak to one of our lawyers at Confente Garcea about protecting your rights.