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:​


Would you like to get to work on your case right away? Call (856) 751-5505.


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 committed by either party
  • Willful desertion (abandonment) by either spouse for a term of 12 months or more
  • If a spouse is institutionalized for mental illness for 24 consecutive months or more
  • Imprisonment of one spouse for 18 or more consecutive months
  • If a spouse experiences extreme cruelty by the other in the form of physical, emotional, or other types of abuse and cannot safely live in the same home
  • Problems related to drug or alcohol addiction that continues for 12 or more consecutive months
  • If one party engages in deviant sexual behavior without the other’s knowledge or consent

In the case of an at-fault divorce, plaintiffs may be given an advantage when applying for child custody or alimony or in the division of financial assets, especially when a dispute arises. It is important to note that spouses filing for divorce on the basis of fault must be able to show adequate proof of their claims.

Contact South Jersey Divorce Lawyers at Burnham Law Group for Experienced and Compassionate Legal Counsel

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.

Our offices are conveniently located in Marlton, and Somers Point, New Jersey and we proudly serve the South Jersey communities of Cherry Hill, Medford, Moorestown and Princeton, and throughout Atlantic County, Burlington County, and Camden County. Call 856-751-5505 today to arrange a free consultation.


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