New Jersey At-Fault Divorce

Burlington County Divorce Lawyers

Do you want to file for divorce due to the actions or behaviors of your spouse? At Burnham Law Group, our South Jersey divorce attorneys can help you construct a solid claim using your specific reasons for wanting to file for divorce. This is known as an at-fault divorce, and puts blame specifically on your spouse for misdoings.

For the most part, a judge will not consider the reasons behind your decision to leave your spouse when it comes to matters of property division.

However, this information may be used in determinations related to:

In particular, alimony payments – sometimes called spousal support – may be lessened or increased due to the “at-fault” evidence in the case. A spouse who is found to be reasonably at-fault and also must pay alimony will generally be ordered to pay more per month as a form of fiscal punishment.


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What is an “At-Fault” Action?

In the state of New Jersey, just like every other state in the country, divorces are allowed to be filed for no reason in particular, or “no-fault”. As this is available to anyone, it should underline the noteworthiness of any at-fault case, which could be indicative of serious problems. Courts need to pay particularly close attention to at-fault cases, as someone’s livelihood could be on the line.

Reasons cited in at-fault divorce cases often include:

  • Adultery
  • Drug or alcohol addiction
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Intentional mental trauma
  • Extended and willful abandonment
  • Imprisonment

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We understand that deciding to file for divorce and leaving a potentially dangerous living situation takes courage. For this reason, our South Jersey divorce attorneys commit themselves, their skills, and their time to every client they represent. You deserve to feel comfortable in knowing that someone who cares about you and your best interests is fronting your case. We believe this devotion and know-how is one of the main reasons why our lead attorney, Mr. Burnham, has been able to secure a flawless 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating, as well as a history of satisfied clients.


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