It is a relatively simple process for a married couple to file for divorce in New Jersey while they live outside the United States. An international divorce filling can be made in New Jersey while one or both spouses live abroad as long as one of those spouse retains a legal residency within New Jersey. Other factors could be important, so before moving forward with the divorce it is important to learn the requirements for jurisdiction in New Jersey to file for divorce in the state.
Is It Necessary To Appear In Court During An International Divorce?
Depending on the circumstances, it is possible that the judge in the divorce proceeding will allow the person who is abroad to avoid going to court and have the attorney hired to represent him or her attend the hearings instead. The court is not going to require the person seeking a divorce to accumulate travel expenses going back and forth to attend proceedings that can be just as easily handled by legal representation. If the proper affidavits are filed and the settlement to the case is deemed equitable, fair, voluntary and reasonable, it might not be necessary to go to court.
Hiring An Attorney For An International Divorce
With technological advances, it is not necessary to set up a specific time to speak over the phone with the accompanying expenses, nor is it necessary to send documents through international mail and wait the extended amount of time it will take for them to arrive. Modern advancements with cell phones, video conferencing, cheap and free international calling options, email, faxes and other available choices make hiring an attorney in New Jersey possible if you are living outside of the United States and are seeking to complete a divorce.
When there is an international divorce proceeding, it is helpful to have a spouse who is also interested in ending the marriage and willing to take steps to make the process as simple and painless as possible. The less there is to fight about when in the process of divorcing, the more quickly it can be completed and both parties can move on with their lives. In the event that the divorce is more complicated and there are children involved with custody, alimony and child support at stake, it is likely to be a more complex process but it is still possible to complete the divorce while residing abroad. Bear in mind that the more difficult the issues are to iron out, the longer it will take and the more likely it will be that your presence is required frequently in court.
Contact An Experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney
While getting a divorce in New Jersey is easy, it can grow more complicated when you and/or your spouse is living outside the United States. The laws for getting divorced still apply and it is possible to deal with the case while living out of the country. It may not be required for you to continually travel back and forth for hearings. The right attorney can take care of your case as your representative and in many circumstances, you do not even have to be present. If you or a loved one are living abroad and have residency in New Jersey after living in Ocean County, Monmouth County or anywhere else in the state and are considering an international divorce, the attorneys at the Law Firm of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey are here to assist you.
If you have lived in New Jersey in Brick, Asbury Park or any other town and are able to establish that you meet the residency requirements to file for divorce, it is possible to do so if you are living outside the country. Having the right legal representation is critical to any case and Villani & DeLuca, P.C. are experienced in situations such as this and can assist you.