New Jersey Divorce
Legal Representation for Staten Island Residents
When you've decided that your marriage is untenable and that divorce
is your best option, it is often an emotionally difficult time. The process
of divorce can be confusing in and of itself, but if you live on Staten
Island and are trying to obtain a New Jersey
divorce, you will want specialized legal attention. Adelola Sheralynn Dow is an
experienced Staten Island divorce attorney who is licensed in both New
York and New Jersey.
Unlike other lawyers who just have the license, Attorney Dow
knows New Jersey. She, like you, is a former resident. She has practiced in
the state and was the Court Attorney for Judge Paul A. Kapalko, the Former
Presiding Judge of Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Part. Don't
hire someone who doesn't know Jersey to handle your divorce!
Differences in New Jersey and New York Divorce Law
If you live on Staten Island but are pursuing a divorce in New Jersey,
it is extremely important that you are represented by a capable
Staten Island divorce lawyer who understands the nuances of the law. New York and New Jersey have different
laws regarding grounds for divorce.
Some of the dissimilarities are:
- Under New Jersey law, you can divorce on the grounds of an 18-month separation,
as opposed to a 12-month separation in New York.
- New Jersey allows you to divorce if one of the parties had voluntarily
developed an addiction to a narcotic drug or if one partner has been habitually
drunk for more than a year after the marriage.
- Grounds for divorce in New Jersey include "Deviant sexual conduct
voluntarily performed by the defendant without the consent of the plaintiff."
These are not grounds in New York.
The differences in the state laws do not end at the causes for divorce.
If you're considering a divorce, it is likely your utmost concern
how you will be impacted by child custody and child support laws, what
you are entitled to under equitable distribution, and whether you will
pay or receive spousal support. For example, although both New York and
New Jersey have equitable distribution laws, New Jersey courts consider
at least 15 factors when deciding the outcome. In New York, there are
only 13 factors taken into account. Your family, your income, your life
are all going to be affected by your divorce. Ensure that your lawyer
knows all of the intricacies of and differences in the law and practices
if your divorce is in New Jersey!
Do you need a Staten Island divorce lawyer for your case?
Adelola Sheralynn Dow is an experienced and highly respected Staten Island
divorce attorney. She has assisted numerous individuals from Monmouth
County, Middlesex County, Staten Island and throughout New York and New Jersey.
Call Staten Island Divorce Lawyer A. Sheralynn Dow today to schedule a case evaluation!