Editor's Note: Some aspects of child relocation law have changed since the release of this article thanks to the NJ Supreme Court decision in Bisbing v Binsbing, the details of which you can view here.
Going through a divorce is one of the hardest things to do in life. Going through it with the wrong lawyer makes it almost impossible.
All divorce proceedings in New Jersey are considered either contested or uncontested, but what does this actually mean? Contrary to popular belief, this is not a term which describes the attitudes of spouses or the general feel of the divorce. Instead, it is a tactile definition based on how each spouse files for and responds to divorce paperwork. Common reasons why divorces may end up being contested include disputes involving child custody, child support, alimony, or the division of marital assets. Whichever course your divorce takes, it is important to understand that uncontested and contested divorces may lead to different outcomes for you and your family.