Fault Based Divorce -Does Adultery Matter?

Adultery as Grounds for Divorce Attorney Ocean and Monmouth County NJ

Serving Clients in towns including Toms River, Wall, Asbury Park, Point Pleasant, Brick, and across the Jersey Shore

Fault Based or No-Fault Based Divorce

New Jersey still does have fault-base grounds for divorce, such as adultery. But most of the time, not all, but most of the time, it really won´t make too much of a difference in your divorce case. That´s why you should consult with a divorce attorney about whether or not you should proceed in terms of a fault-base divorce or no-fault base divorce here in New Jersey.

Requirements When You File for Divorce Under Ground of Adultery

When you file for adultery you actually have to list out where the adultery took place, the date and time of the adultery, and you have to name the person your spouse committed adultery within your divorce complaint and then serve them with a copy of it. This is called a notice of co-respondent. While you can still file for divorce based on the fault ground of adultery. Most of the time that’s not going to have a very big impact on a case. Unfortunately, whether or not your spouse cheated on you generally doesn’t impact equitable distribution or even alimony.

Contact a Monmouth County Family Law Attorney to properly File Your Case Today

Peter Bronzino has extensive experience dealing with both no-fault and fault divorces filed in the State of New York in towns across towns including Toms River, Wall, Asbury Park, Point Pleasant, and Brick, NJ

To get in touch with our firm today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your divorce scenario, please contact us online, or through either our Brick, NJ office or our Sea Girt, NJ office at (732) 812-3102.