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SHAW DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW LLC

New Jersey Divorce Guide

A comprehensive free guide to divorce and family law in the State of New Jersey.

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THE NEW JERSEY DIVORCE GUIDE (2020)

The information set forth below is a detailed review of New Jersey divorce law with citations to relevant legal authorities, including statutes and case law. Of course, in the midst of a contentious divorce battle, an in-depth explanation of a specific issue may be critical. But would you like a more concise, introductory overview to the New Jersey divorce process? We have that too! Click below for a free, downloadable copy of the New Jersey Divorce Guide (2020).

OVERVIEW

A trial can be either a “bench trial,” which is decided by the judge, or a “jury trial,” which is decided by a jury.

There is no right to a jury trial in most divorce cases, although the right can be invoked in certain circumstances by combining your divorce case with personal injury or other civil claims.

The trial itself will consist of several distinct phases:

  1. Opening statements (optional);
  2. The plaintiff’s case, which will include introduction of evidence, direct testimony, cross-examination, and redirect testimony of witnesses;
  3. The defendant’s case, which will include introduction of evidence, direct testimony, cross-examination, and redirect testimony of witnesses; and
  4. Closing statements.

Afterward, the Court will weigh the evidence and testimony and render a decision on the issues presented.

The vast majority of New Jersey divorce cases will settle (perhaps 98% or more). If your case is one of the unfortunate few to make it all the way to trial, I strongly recommend hiring an experienced and aggressive New Jersey divorce lawyer to assist you.

 

Andrew M. Shaw, Esq. - Somerville, NJ Divorce Lawyer

Andrew M. Shaw, Esq. is the author of this New Jersey Divorce Guide and the founder of Shaw Divorce & Family Law LLC in Somerville, New Jersey.

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ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

 

  • American Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Appellate Practice Special Committee
  • Somerset County Family Law Practice Committee
  • MENSA International
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