Divorce Litigation in New Jersey
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you need a Superior Court Judge to resolve one or more of the issues relating to your New Jersey divorce case.
And when you do, you need a New Jersey divorce lawyer who has been litigating New Jersey divorce cases for many years and will vigorously advocate on your behalf.
How Long Does the Court Process Take in New Jersey?
Litigating a New Jersey Divorce case includes the entire court process, from the filing of the Complaint for Divorce until the trial, following which the Judge will issue a decision.
The reality is that, in New Jersey, it is usually more than a year between the filing of a Divorce Complaint and the commencement of the trial.
Why Does the Process Take So Long?
Once a case is put into the court system for resolution, there are many required procedures and court appearances which must take place in a specified order with designated periods of time, spread out over several months, between each step in the process.
Please CLICK HERE to view a description of all of the different steps in the process.
How Can the Process Be Shortened?
In a word: settlement. At any point in the process, the parties can elect to resolve all of their disputes, enter into a comprehensive Settlement Agreement, and get divorced.
An added benefit to settlement, of course, is a dramatic reduction in each party's legal fees and costs, which inevitably increase the longer that the litigation process continues.
Many people are surprised to learn that less than 3% of litigated New Jersey divorce cases are ultimately resolved by a Judge following a trial. Almost all cases settle sooner or later in the litigation process.
More often than not, the parties' lawyers hold the key to an early settlement. At Salvaggio Law Group, we believe that it is our responsibility at the outset of our representation of each client to identify the client's goals, provide the client with realistic expectations, and efficiently obtain all of the information and documentation needed to achieve those goals.
Much too often, settlements are delayed because one of the parties' lawyers has not taken the time to do one or more of these things. The result? Higher legal fees and divorcing parties who are unable to move on with their lives.
New Jersey Divorce and Family Law Matters Are All We Do.
Because of our singular focus and our experience, we can help you feel more comfortable about where you stand and all of your options.
At Salvaggio Law Group, we handle a limited number of New Jersey Divorce and Family Law cases at any given time. We don't take on more than we can manage. Therefore, when a client needs our attention, we have the time to provide what is needed.
The first step is to call the firm. The telephone number is 973-855-3595.
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If your matter is one that we would consider handling, Mr. Salvaggio will take the time to talk to you personally.
We really are here to help.