To complete any New Jersey Divorce NJ Law requires six procedural steps to be done one at a time:
- The initial set of paperwork is signed by Plaintiff and filed with the Court for processing.
- Second Step: Paperwork gets time-stamped, issued a docket number, and returned. The plaintiff must serve the defendant a copy of the paperwork.
- Third Step: Notify the Court that Defendant was properly served.
- Fourth Step: Waiting period for a minimum of 35 days. Some counties might waive this waiting period if the spouse is in total agreement (we have all the forms to get that waiting period waived).
- Fifth Step: More paperwork gets filed requesting a final hearing date.
- Sixth Step: A brief Court appearance, when a Judge will sign and seal the final divorce documents.