Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested and Contested Divorce in New Jersey

When you are facing divorce the most important thing to do is to take the time to educate yourself on your rights and options before you make a decision on how you are going to move forward to handle the divorce.

The purpose of this website is to give you information on the uncontested divorce process in New Jersey, and to help you decide whether you can use this process. An uncontested divorce can work for you in five key areas: cost savings, time savings, reduced aggravation, greater control, and less fighting. However, depending on your marital circumstances you may not be able to use the uncontested divorce process, and your divorce will have to be contested.

To help you figure out which process will work best in your situation you can contact attorney Brian Iton directly at (844) 431-3380, or you can contact Brian using the e-mail contact form above.

Benefits of Filing an Uncontested Divorce Case vs. Filing a Contested Divorce Case

COST SAVINGS: If you are looking for a low-cost form of divorce an uncontested divorce may be your best option.  At the Law Office of Brian D. Iton, your no-fault divorce can be finalized at a fraction of the cost of a contested divorce, usually for a flat fee.

TIME SAVINGS: With an uncontested divorce filed by our office you can obtain a divorce quickly without your case dragging along on the contested divorce calendar. At our office your uncontested divorce can be filed and finalized in months.

REDUCED AGGRAVATION: If you are considering divorce, you may have been through enough conflict and tension already. Traditional divorce may seem to offer the prospect of even more stress and disputes. An uncontested divorce offers a lower stress alternative to contested divorce. Our office can file and finalize your uncontested divorce in months at a cost that you can afford. In certain counties you may not even have to appear in Court.

GREATER CONTROL: In a standard divorce the court sets the timelines for your case to process through the court system. In most counties you have up to a year to move your case through the system. Mandatory filings have to be made at fixed dates, and you have to attend court multiple times. In contested cases you and you spouse lose quite a bit of control of how you are going to settle your differences. Conversely, with an uncontested divorce you retain almost full control over the divorce process. Before plunging ahead with a contested case it makes sense to explore the uncontested divorce process.

LESS FIGHTING: It is difficult enough disentangling a marriage relationship, adding the pain of doing it as adversaries in a contested court action can make the contested divorce process unbearably painful. By definition a contested case pits you against your spouse as opponents. An uncontested divorce can reduce the fighting, and allow you and your spouse to move forward without the extra scars that can be inflicted through contested litigation.

Brian Iton represents clients in contested and uncontested divorces in the following New Jersey counties, listed alphabetically: Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Essex County, Hudson County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County.

Brian has been admitted to the New Jersey Bar for more than 20 years. He has courtroom-tested, real world experience handling contested and uncontested divorces. Whether you are initiating the divorce or you just received divorce papers, if you are not sure what to do next, don’t hesitate to call, or e-mail Brian. Clients and potential clients are pleasantly surprised that when they call they’ll be able to talk directly to Brian (unless he’s in court). Our office is here to help you, and get you from where you are now to where you hope to be post-divorce. The toll-free telephone number is (844) 431-3380. An e-mail message can be sent for Brian’s review using the contact form.