Basking Ridge Divorce Law Firm

The process of ending a marriage is often a difficult one for spouses. There’s a lot to think about, as they prepare for the next stage of their life’s journey. Everything from their financial situation to their living arrangements to the custody and support of their children is up in the air. A person dealing with all of this needs to be confident that their lawyer has a detailed understanding of all relevant law, that their attorney knows how to negotiate and that-if necessary—their legal counsel can help them make their case in court. That’s exactly the kind of divorce lawyer people can find in the Basking Ridge office of Gary Blaustein, Attorney. 

Attorney Blaustein has fought for clients in Bedminster and Somerset counties since 1985. Call him today at (908) 212-9630 or contact him online to set up a free consultation.

The Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey

To file for divorce, the state requires that either you or your spouse have been a New Jersey resident for at least one year. If one spouse has moved out of state, the divorce can proceed so long as the other still resides here. This helps to address common situations where, after a divorce, one of the spouses relocates to New York. It is also necessary in most cases that the spouses be separated for one year before initiating divorce proceedings. 

Presuming the residency and waiting period requirements have been met, a couple must then cite one of the following reasons as their grounds for divorce: 

  • Irreconcilable differences: This is a common option, as it simply states that the spouses can no longer make the marriage work and don’t see any hope of it changing. Irreconcilable differences can help avoid bringing specific problems out into the open. 
  • Adultery: A spouse must be able to prove infidelity to cite this as their ground for divorce. If this can indeed be proven, the 12-month waiting period is waived, and divorce proceedings can commence immediately. 
  • Extreme cruelty: This can include both physical and mental abuse. Evidence can include everything from police reports to the testimony of neighbors and friends to abusive language used in emails or text messages, and more. 
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Your Family's Ally in the Legal System

Here's What Sets Attorney Gary Blaustein Apart
  • High-Conflict Cases

    Attorney Blaustein excels at navigating the legal system for complicated family matters; your resolution is top priority.

  • Personalized Strategy

    Your strategy is as unique as your case, and Attorney Blaustein will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of what's best for your family.

  • 40 Years of Experience

    With experience across the board in the legal field,  Attorney Blaustein has a long track record of winning for clients like you.

  • Staying A Step Ahead

    As a skilled litigator with decades in the courtroom, Attorney Blaustein is prepared for any direction your case may take.

What to Expect in a New Jersey Divorce Case

The first thing spouses can expect is a lot of paperwork. Of course, Attorney Blaustein’s office will handle as much of that as possible. However, clients should be prepared to provide information for, and eventually sign off on several different forms. 

A projected timetable is a question that gets asked a lot. People want to get the divorce settled and get on with their lives. Unfortunately, the reality is that every case is different, and if a case is going to be contested, spouses should prepare themselves for a process that can last at least a year, if not more. It can be hard, but some things—like your children and your financial future-are worth fighting for. Gary Blaustein, Attorney is here to be in the fight with you. 

Experience and Range You Can Trust

Gary Blaustein, Attorney understands all facets of the divorce process. He’s a skilled negotiator in the settlement talks, and a talented litigator when a case has to go to trial. His clients can trust him to do his due diligence, and then work hard to protect their interests. 

Put an experienced divorce lawyer on your side by calling the Basking Ridge office today at (908) 212-9630. He can meet either in-person or virtually, whichever works best for you.

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The Champion Your Family Deserves

Over 40 Years of Fighting for Families

Schedule a consultation with Attorney Gary Blaustein today.

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