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Monmouth County Simplified Divorce Lawyers

While some divorces are complex and difficult entanglements that result in months of contentious and expensive litigation, many are simple matters in which the two parties agree on the grounds of the dissolution and can come to an amicable agreement about the distribution of assets. In such cases, New Jersey law allows for a judge to grant what is known as a simplified divorce, which will greatly expedite the process and keep you and your spouse out of court as much as possible.

At Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., we understand that going through a divorce is a difficult experience and often easiest to manage when it is kept as brief as possible. With the assistance of a Monmouth Country simplified divorce attorney, you may be able to quickly and inexpensively dissolve your marriage without the headaches that frequently accompany the process. To learn more about your legal options, call us today at (732) 898-2378.

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

A simplified divorce may not actually be as simple as its name suggests. If you are on good terms with your ex-spouse, it may be difficult to communicate what you want and what you are willing to compromise on. You may find yourself giving up some things that you really wanted in order to keep the peace.

If you have an attorney that knows what you want, knows what you should expect, and knows how to negotiate with others, you will get a better result from your simplified divorce.

Furthermore, after reaching an agreement with your ex-spouse, you must draft a written agreement and present it in court. The document must be clear, unambiguous, and all-inclusive. By hiring an attorney that has experience writing divorce agreements, you will avoid ambiguities in writing that might invalidate the agreement altogether.

While a simplified divorce won’t require your attorney to fight for your rights in front of a judge – unless relations deteriorate during the divorce process – an attorney will still be a vital asset to ensure your divorce goes as smoothly as possible.

Why Choose Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq.?

Andrew Bestafka is an experienced family law attorney that has helped clients all over New Jersey since 2008. He has the knowledge and resources to get you the best result possible in your divorce case. He works diligently to help get every single client that walks through the doors what they want from their simplified divorce. He has earned a reputation for success among his clients and maintains a solid professional network throughout New Jersey. He has a perfect 10 rating on Avvo, as well as being named a Super Lawyer, amongst other accolades. The outcome of your divorce settlement will affect you for the rest of your life. Make sure you have a lawyer on your side that will work diligently and efficiently to get you what you want and deserve.

Requirements for Simplification

In order for a divorce to qualify for the simplified process, you must demonstrate that there are minimal complications or issues which may be difficult to settle. At a minimum, the following must be true:

  • There are no minor children involved: The divorce process is made easier if there are no minor children involved because issues involving child custody, visitation, and child support are not contested. That relieves a lot of the stress and worry from both parties since any children that may be involved are of legal age and do not need a legal guardian to make decisions, or there are no children at all.
  • Both parties agree that the marriage is ended and cannot be saved: If one of the parties does not agree that a divorce is even necessary, it will make it more difficult to go forward with the divorce. If one partner is in denial that the marriage is over, they may contest a lot of issues that could be easily resolved. If, on the other hand, both individuals are in agreement that a divorce is necessary, then the divorce can proceed much easier.
  • Both parties are in agreement about the distribution of marital property: Marital property, including debt, is usually very difficult to split between two people, especially if the couple owns only one house. If the partners don’t agree on who will keep the house or if it will be sold, an agreement will rarely be resolved without having to go to court. However, if the couple has only been married a short while and hasn’t accumulated much property together, has kept their assets separate throughout the marriage, or obtained a prenuptial agreement, this process will be much easier.

In such situations, you may be able to save enormous amounts of time, money, and frustration by pursuing a simplified divorce. By avoiding court, you won’t have to wait for a hearing to be scheduled and you won’t have to worry about a heavy case load in divorce court that keeps setting your case back. You will be able to negotiate any small disagreements with your ex-spouse amicably and get through the process quicker.

If you and your ex-spouse can agree on the things mentioned above, you may be good candidates for a simplified divorce. Your next step is to get a lawyer that will advocate for your interests in your simplified divorce in case of any issues that may come up.

Contact Us

Should simplified divorce be an option available for you and your spouse, an experienced Monmouth County simplified divorce lawyer at Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., can help make the process a simple and easy one that minimizes the emotional and financial toll of the process. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, call us today at (732) 898-2378.