Grounds for Divorce

Divorce Law Attorney for Princeton NJ, Mercer County, and New Jersey statewide

New Jersey has modernized into a “no fault” divorce state, which means that if either party in a marriage decides they no longer want to be married, they have grounds to pursue divorce proceedings. “No Fault” divorce arose from the Divorce Reform Act of 1971. This reform permitted parties to avoid using “at fault” grounds such as adultery or battery.

Although New Jersey has added “no fault” divorce options to couples in dead marriages, there still exist “fault grounds” available, such as (1) desertion, (2) abuse, (3) extreme cruelty, (4) drug addiction, (5) habitual drunkenness, (6) mental illness, (7) imprisonment, and (8) deviant sexual conduct.

Seeking help in divorce law?

Our New Jersey law firm is dedicated to assist you in all areas of divorce law within Mercer County, and throughout New Jersey. For legal assistance with, contact Keith Hofmann, based in Princeton, NJ.