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5 Hot Tips About Separation in NJ

The reality is that there is no legal process in New Jersey for a simple marital separation.

You can separate in NJ simply by moving out tonight if you want to.

Of course, you cannot simply abandon your responsibilities, both financial and otherwise, for your spouse and children.

Let me share 5 ideas with you about separating in NJ, after which I will extend a free offer to you that will really help you should you accept it:

1.In New Jersey it is possible to negotiate all issues of support, children, and property distribution, and have an agreement reached with your spouse that has been drawn up into a formal “Marital Settlement Agreement,” without ever obtaining a divorce. Take a look at this article about how to create your Matrimonial Settlement Agreement. After all, this is how it will likely end up, whether you choose to separate or divorce.

2.You can also file a Complaint with the Superior Court of New Jersey seeking child custody, child support, alimony (or all three) without also filing for divorce. Here is a link to the NJ Judiciary's Self Help Center if you choose to try to resolve these issues on your own, without hiring a lawyer.

3. A "Divorce from Bed and Board" in New Jersey is a formal court order that resolves issues of child support, alimony, property distribution, etc. without granting a formal divorce to the parties.

Some people find this more acceptable than a traditional divorce for religious reasons and other practical reasons, like the possibility of continuing on a family health insurance policy without additional premium costs.

I call this a "99% divorce". It is really New Jersey's version of a "legal separation."

4. Some people who separate never actually get divorced. I'll tell you about one such couple in this  next article (CLICK HERE).

5. Yet many other separating couples end up in divorce court. This next article is a great overview if you are thinking about getting a divorce in New Jersey.



If you are considering separating or filing for divorce, the most important thing for you to do before doing anything else is to learn how to protect yourself, your children, and your assets.

undefinedI'll show you how you can do it.

I've been a divorce specialist in Colts Neck (by Delicious Orchards) for 36 years, and I've successfully represented many people against narcissistic spouses.

I "get it" and I'm here to help.

My free NJ DIVORCE EDGE 2024 (click here) course will teach you how to turn your situation around to your advantage.

Every divorce case is different. My emails will teach you, in an easy to understand way, everything that you need to know to help you make the right decisions based upon the particular facts of your situation.

My approach is to first see if the marriage can be saved...it amazes me how many people have reached out to me for a divorce over the past 36 years without first trying really hard to see if their marriage can be saved.

So not only will you get my best articles on divorce-related topics, but I'll also give you information to try to help you save your marriage if that is possible and if that is your goal.

I get emails from strangers all the time thanking me for making this information available to them online at no cost, and I'm pretty certain that you, too, will get a lot of value from my emails.

And if you want to stop the emails, I made it really easy for you to do that... one click on any email stops the course. But few people do that...because the material is really helpful to anyone who is even just beginning to think about getting a divorce here in Monmouth County.


Are you ready to start turning things around?

The next move is up to you...!

Click the link above and begin learning how to get the "edge" in YOUR Monmouth County divorce case.

Until next time,

Steven J. Kaplan, Esq.

Specializing In Divorce
Throughout New Jersey

5 Professional Circle
Colts Neck, NJ. 07722

(732) 845-9010

CLICK HERE To Learn About My Free NJ DIVORCE EDGE 2024 Course!

Topics: Monmouth County divorce attorney