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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

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In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

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Bergen County Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

By Spodek Law Group | February 19, 2023

Uncontested Divorce in Bergen County, NJ

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a quick and efficient way to end a marriage in New Jersey. Instead of battling it out in court, divorcing couples can come to an agreement on all the key issues of child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of assets. At Spodek Law Group, we understand the complexities of divorce, and our attorney Todd Spodek has extensive experience helping clients in Bergen County, including Ridgewood, Paramus, Hackensack, Teaneck, and Fort Lee.

Why Choose an Uncontested Divorce?

The main advantage of an uncontested divorce is its expedited legal track. In just 35 days after filing the initial paperwork, a final hearing will be scheduled. During this hearing, the judge will review the divorce paperwork and, in most cases, grant the requested divorce. This is a much quicker way of resolving a divorce compared to a contested divorce. At Spodek Law Group, we are here to help you determine if an uncontested divorce is right for you.

Qualifications for an Uncontested Divorce in Bergen County

There are several qualifications for an uncontested divorce in Bergen County:

You and your spouse resolve your divorce through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods like mediation or arbitration. Once all the terms of your “property settlement agreement” are decided, it will be submitted to the court as an uncontested divorce.
You and your spouse negotiate the terms of your divorce settlement agreement before filing for divorce.
You and your spouse immediately agree on all the terms outlined in the filing party’s proposed property settlement agreement.
Your spouse chooses to ignore your divorce complaint.

How to File for an Uncontested Divorce

If you wish to file for an uncontested divorce, the first step is to obtain the necessary forms from the county courthouse. After filling out the forms, you can file the initial divorce complaint. For your divorce to be considered uncontested and placed on an expedited legal track, you and your spouse must agree on all the terms outlined in your property settlement agreement.

Resolving an Uncontested Divorce

Once you and your spouse have agreed on all the terms of your property settlement agreement, the filing party should file their initial divorce complaint along with the agreed-upon property settlement agreement. The defendant should not respond to the divorce complaint if they are satisfied with all the terms outlined in the agreement. After 35 days without a response, the plaintiff can request a final divorce hearing, which the plaintiff must attend. During this hearing, a family court judge will review all the paperwork associated with the divorce, including the property settlement agreement. If everything is in order, the judge will sign the final divorce decree, and the divorce will be granted according to the terms outlined in the agreement.

Divorce Lawyers in Bergen County, NJ

How Spodek Law Group Can Help You Navigate Your Divorce in Bergen County

The process of obtaining a divorce in New Jersey can be complicated, and emotions almost always run high. At Spodek Law Group, we understand that the stakes are incredibly high for you and your family, and we’re here to help you navigate this difficult and stressful time. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys represent clients in matrimonial disputes and divorce proceedings throughout Bergen County, including Teaneck, Englewood, Ridgewood, Tenafly, and more.


Divorce Lawyers Available Throughout Bergen County, New Jersey
If you live in North Jersey, Spodek Law Group is here to help you navigate this difficult and stressful time.

Our experienced and compassionate attorneys represent clients in matrimonial disputes and divorce proceedings throughout Bergen County, NJ.

This includes:

Franklin Lakes
Upper Saddle River
Old Tappan
Saddle River
And more

Our attorneys at Spodek Law Group understand that the process of getting a divorce can be complicated, and emotions can run high. We know that the stakes are incredibly high for you and your family, and we’re ready to be your fiercest advocate in pursuit of your goals and wishes.

We are always available to assist you with your legal needs, no matter what part of New Jersey you live in. Our firm provides a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your legal options and help you decide which path is best for you.


What Are the Grounds for a Divorce in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, there are two kinds of divorce: no-fault and fault-based.

No-fault divorce is based on the spouses being separated for 18 months.

A no-fault divorce does not blame either party for the breakdown of the marriage. A spouse seeking a no-fault divorce does not have to prove any wrongdoing on behalf of the other spouse. A no-fault divorce can be granted even when the other spouse does not wish to be divorced.

Fault-based divorce, as its name suggests, states why a spouse is at fault for the marriage’s end.

There are several fault-based grounds for divorce, including:

Extreme cruelty
Adultery and deviant sexual conduct
Habitual drunkenness or voluntary addiction
Institutionalization for mental illness
To file for a fault-based divorce, the filing spouse must prove the allegations against the at-fault spouse.


Are There Any Residency Requirements to Get a Divorce in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, at least one spouse must have lived in the state for a minimum of one year before filing for divorce.

For adultery divorces, the one-year residency requirement is waived if one spouse lives in New Jersey.


How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in the State of New Jersey?
The time it takes to get a divorce in New Jersey varies, depending on several factors. An uncontested divorce can take as little as 35 days after the initial divorce paperwork is filed, while a contested divorce can take years.

The divorce process typically begins with one spouse filing a complaint for divorce. Once the complaint is filed, the other spouse must be served with the complaint. From there, the couple must work through any disagreements they have regarding the terms of their divorce.

If the couple can agree on the terms of their divorce, their divorce will be considered uncontested. If the couple cannot agree on the terms of their divorce, their divorce will be considered contested, and a trial will be necessary.

The length of the divorce process depends on how quickly the couple can resolve their disagreements. A skilled attorney can help expedite the process and work to ensure that their client’s rights and interests are protected.

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