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Uncontested divorce in New Jersey

Having decided to file for divorce in NJ, the couples can do it in two ways:

  • Initiate a contested dissolution. This type of divorce is inevitable when a couple is unable to agree on important matters such as alimony, property division, or child support and custody. In this case, both parties have to hire an attorney to represent them in court. Besides, they have to present their cases in front of a judge and testify so that he or she can make a fair decision. Contested divorce usually takes months to be finalized, and both spouses have to spend thousands of dollars on legal assistance.
  • File for an uncontested divorce. This option works for those couples who are in a full agreement concerning any aspect of their marriage dissolution. In this case, the service of a lawyer is not necessarily required because spouses are able to represent themselves in court. The hearing also won’t take a lot of time, and the divorce will be finalized as soon as the waiting period established by the state law is over.

However, filing for uncontested dissolution, you still have to face a lot of struggles. One of them is working with forms. The main challenge is that you have to find, collect, and fill out all the documents required for your specific case without any mistakes. If you can’t afford to hire a lawyer and decide to look for the forms on the Web, you need to be aware of the fact that there a lot of outdated and incorrect documents out there, and you may end up getting a rejection from the court. So what do you do in this case? Use OnlineDivorcer!

Our company has been successfully operating on the market for 12 years and managed to help thousands of couples to get a smooth and non-stressful divorce. Working with us, you will get a full packet of court-approved forms suited and filled out specifically for your case.

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Provide us with the details of your case by filling out our questionnaire.


Receive your documents to print, sign, and file them with the court.

Filling for divorce in New Jersey without a lawyer

If you intend to file for New Jersey uncontested divorce without attorney’s help, follow these steps:

  • Check whether you and your spouse meet the residency requirements of the state.
  • Fill in the forms.
  • File the documents with the court of the county of your residence.
  • Serve the paperwork to your spouse. You are allowed to choose between such options as delivery by the local sheriff, First Class Mail, or personal delivery. The other spouse has to sign an acknowledgment of service that they received the documents.
  • Schedule and attend a court hearing with your spouse.
  • Wait until the judge issues you a Final Judgment of Divorce, which means that your divorce is finally finalized.

How to complete a do it yourself divorce in New Jersey?

If you decided to initiate a DIY divorce, here are some of the things you need to do before you file:

  • Find out whether you qualify for an uncontested divorce. First of all, you need to check whether you meet the residency requirements of the state, and then make sure that you and your ex are in a full agreement.
  • Visit the official website of the state and look for any information regarding divorce. Apart from that, you will need to find the forms that are required specifically for your case. If you are not sure which documents you need, you might need to get legal advice.
  • If you have children, search for the guidelines concerning child custody and support and check if you filled all the child-related documents correctly.
  • Check whether you have to attend parenting classes to be granted a marriage dissolution.
  • Fill in all the suitable fields in the divorce forms. At this stage, you have to google each unknown term to be sure the answers are appropriate.
  • Double-check all the documents to eliminate any mistakes; otherwise, the court will reject the whole package.
  • Leave the spaces that have to be filled out by the clerk/attorney blank.
  • Check whether you have to attend any classes to represent yourself during the hearing.
  • Print, sign, and file the documents. The next steps are the same as in the section above.

Now you know that DYI dissolution in New Jersey is an extremely long and tiresome process. That is why most couples choose to use OnlineDivorcer to avoid such challenges.

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New Jersey divorce forms

There are various divorce documents that a filing spouse has to fill in. Here are some of the most frequently required ones:

  • Complaint for Divorce
  • Family Part Case Information Statement
  • Acknowledgement of Service
  • Summons

Getting New Jersey divorce papers online

In order to get your NJ divorce paperwork filled out, you will need to have the following information on your hands:

  • Your and your spouse’s full name and date of birth.
  • Date and location of your marriage.
  • Your and your spouse’s current address, as well as the address of all real property you own.
  • Full names, dates of birth, and current address of your children.
  • Information about your income, debt, insurance, and taxes.
  • Workplace information – both yours and spouse’s.
  • Info about vehicles you both own, such as model, make, year, and VIN.
  • SSN and driver’s license number.
  • Information about any previous court cases involving you or your children.
  • Description of property you and your spouse own.
  • Financial accounts information.

There might be some additional details required depending on your individual case.

Things you need to know


You must file a Complaint for Divorce with the court of the county of your residence. Next, you have to serve the documents to the spouse. You can do it on your own, by mail, or with the help of the county sheriff.

Residency Requirements

Either spouse must have lived in the state for at least 1 year prior to filing.

Waiting Period

There is no mandatory waiting period in NJ.

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Getting a divorce in New Jersey with a child

Child custody and support are important aspects that have to be resolved before the couple files for divorce.

  • New Jersey court requires the spouses with minor children to take parenting classes before filing for a divorce. This requirement is set for both parents.
  • In NJ, parents are usually advised to cooperate and develop a detailed parenting plan to present it with the court.
  • While granting custody, the judge is more inclined to the parent who provided primary care, also taking into consideration health of the parents and the child. The judge also takes into account conduct of the spouses, history of abuse and neglect, child’s relationships with both parents, financial and household situations, etc.
  • If the child appears to be mature enough to make a decision, his or her wishes are taken into consideration as well.


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