Contested Divorce

Monmouth County Contested Divorce Attorney

Helping Clients Through The Contested Divorce Process in New Jersey

Navigating the complexities of divorce can often be an emotionally charged and legally intricate process. At The Family Law Offices Of Megan S. Murray, contested divorces require a special blend of legal expertise, empathy, and strategic thinking. We are dedicated to providing unparalleled support to individuals facing the challenges of a contested divorce in Monmouth County, ensuring their rights are protected and their interests advocated for with precision.

Call The Family Law Offices Of Megan S. Murray today at (732) 858-0282 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our contested divorce lawyer in Monmouth County.

What is Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce transpires when spouses cannot agree on key issues such as property division, child custody, alimony, and child support. Unlike uncontested divorces, where both parties agree on the terms, contested divorces involve disputes that often necessitate courtroom intervention. Emotions can run high during contested divorces, making it essential to have a seasoned attorney who can navigate the legal complexities while offering steadfast support.

Contested divorces may arise due to disagreements on various grounds, including:

  • Division of Assets and Debts: Disputes often emerge over the fair distribution of marital property and debts.
  • Child Custody and Visitation: The well-being of children is a top priority, and disagreements over custody arrangements can lead to contested proceedings.
  • Alimony: Determining spousal support can be a contentious issue, with both parties seeking an arrangement that aligns with their financial circumstances.
  • Child Support: Calculating child support can be a source of contention, particularly when parents disagree on financial contributions.
  • Fault-Based Grounds: In some cases, contested divorces may be based on fault grounds, like adultery or cruelty.

Contested Divorce Requirements in New Jersey

Navigating a contested divorce in New Jersey requires a keen understanding of the state's legal requirements. Here are key aspects to consider:

  • Residency Requirements: At least one partner must have been a resident of the state for at least one year before filing for divorce. Exceptions may apply in cases of adultery.
  • Grounds for Divorce: New Jersey recognizes both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce. Common no-fault grounds include irreconcilable differences and separation for at least 18 consecutive months.
  • Filing the Complaint: The divorce process commences with the filing of a Complaint for Divorce, outlining the grounds and issues in dispute.
  • Discovery Process: Both parties exchange relevant information through the discovery process, which includes interrogatories, depositions, and document requests.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: Before heading to court, parties may negotiate or mediate to resolve disputes amicably.
  • Court Intervention: In the absence of agreement, the court will intervene to determine contested issues, ensuring a fair and equitable resolution.

Contact Our Contested Divorce Lawyer in Monmouth County Today

If you are facing the challenges of a contested divorce, our Monmouth County contested divorce attorney at The Family Law Offices Of Megan S. Murray is here to offer unwavering support. With our commitment, we stand ready to help clients achieve fair and equitable resolutions in their contested divorces. We are ready to advocate for you and provide the legal support you need during this challenging time.

Contact The Family Law Offices Of Megan S. Murray today to get started with our Monmouth County contested divorce attorney.


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    "Megan S. Murray is the founder of The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray. Megan founded her practice with a singular goal in mind: to provide quality, hands-on services to her clients. Megan has earned a reputation among her peers, colleagues and clients as a zealous advocate of the highest integrity, who achieves the best results for her clients through an intimate knowledge of the unique facts of each case and extensive knowledge of the law."

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    "Brian R. Murray, Esq., of counsel to The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray, is a highly experienced New Jersey attorney whose practice areas have included civil litigation, real estate, complex insurance litigation, and family law."

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