What are the Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey?

  • In New Jersey, divorce can be filed upon a fault or no-fault basis.
  • Fault bases include adultery, desertion and imprisonment, for example; however, in NJ you must prove the fault ground in court.
  • The majority of divorces are filed on a no-fault basis, which is based on irreconcilable differences, meaning that the marriage is irretrievably broken, cannot be fixed, and you’ve separated for at least 6 months.
  • The basis for the divorce will not affect distribution of assets and liabilities.