Divorce can be one of the most emotional periods of life, especially for the party who may not have seen it coming or doesn’t want it altogether. The beginning processes conjure up numerous questions, ones that can easily be answered by a family law attorney from Fabrikant Law. Whether you are moving forward with the divorce or you wish to oppose, our attorneys are here to guide you step by step through this trying time.
Understanding why your spouse has filed for divorce
Your spouse has filed for divorce and, when served the papers, you were completely taken by surprise. Maybe you were taking the proper steps to save your marriage, or maybe you even thought your marriage was running smoothly. Whichever the case, there will be many questions running through your head, like “Why is this happening?”. Know that you are not alone.
The most common basis for divorce in the state of New Jersey is irreconcilable differences. Irreconcilable differences means that the marriage has simply not been working for at least the past six months. This particular “no fault” ground for divorce enables the entire process to be more civilized and fairer.
Understanding why your spouse has filed for divorce is the first step in the process. It is important to hire a family law attorney to better assist you in gathering the knowledge you need to move forward. Fabrikant Law attorneys will decipher paperwork, provide answers, and help you obtain viable information in order to best serve you.
How do I oppose the divorce?
It is common that one spouse does not want to move forward with the divorce proceedings. After all, you meant what you said during your vows, “Till death do us part”. You are willing to fight for your marriage, and that includes opposing the divorce to the very end. Attorneys at Fabrikant Law can handle the fight for you.
During the beginnings of the divorce process, numerous questions will need to be answered, the first being, “Can I oppose the divorce since I do not agree with it?”. The answer is yes, you can, but you cannot stop it. Your spouse can proceed with the divorce even if you clearly oppose or attempt to prevent the proceedings by failing to participate in the process. When you fail to participate in the process, including not responding to served papers, the divorce proceedings will move forward without you. So it is best to participate in the process.
Fabrikant Law will answer the divorce complaint for you, file a counterclaim for divorce and make sure you are not taken advantage of while you are wrapping your head around the fact that you’re in the middle of a divorce.
But what if I don’t want a divorce all together?
Unfortunately, you can oppose the divorce filing, but you cannot stop the divorce proceedings unless the filing spouse agrees to withdraw the complaint.
Where do I begin?
The first step to take when your spouse files for divorce is to call a family law attorney. Fabrikant Law offers a free consultation. We will be able to discuss your situation and find the best possible options to enable you to move forward in the divorce process. Let us take this journey together