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Divorce Lawyer in South Jersey, NJ

Our New Jersey Divorce Firm Protects What Matters to You

When you’re considering divorce, the legal process can seem overwhelming. You may not even know where to being or what your options are. If your spouse is seeking a divorce, or you are considering one yourself, it’s important that you enlist the help of a practiced South Jersey divorce lawyer who can represent you throughout the process.

How Long Does a Divorce Take in New Jersey?

The more complex a case, the more time it may take, however, the laws in New Jersey state that the courts must not allow the divorce process to exceed 12 months. When you turn to Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Family Law Group for help, you’ll receive the attentive, personalized legal guidance you deserve. We offer support before, during, and after your divorce, working tirelessly to find a solution that’s right for you and your family. If you are facing a high-net-worth divorce, we are prepared to help you fight and keep your assets.

Need a divorce lawyer in South Jersey? Call Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Family Law Group at (732) 585-1651 to schedule a consultation.

Obtaining Favorable Outcomes in Complex Cases

With backgrounds in both divorce litigation and family law mediation, our divorce lawyers in Monmouth County, NJ are ready to help you find the solution that works for your unique situation. We understand that every family is different, which is why we take the time to understand every detail of your circumstances.

We can assist you with every aspect of your divorce, including:

Because divorce is a personal and emotionally complex matter, it’s essential that you have an objective attorney who can help you find an ideal solution for you and your family. Our Monmouth County divorce lawyers offer compassionate legal assistance and sound counsel to help you find a swift resolution to an array of divorce issues.

Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey

You can file for divorce in New Jersey on the basis of fault or no-fault, as both are valid. For a no-fault divorce, the only requirements are that you and your spouse have not been been a couple and have been living separately for at least 18 months consecutively. Your case must show to the courts that there is no chance for the two of you to reconcile.

For a fault-based divorce, you must provide a valid grounds for the marriage’s breakdown. Some of these might include the following:

  • Abuse
  • Infidelity
  • Incarceration
  • Sexual deviance
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Abandonment of the marriage
  • Extreme physical or mental cruelty
  • Irreconcilable differences

Fault is not typically considered when deciding on how to appropriately divide property. It can, however, be used in deciding alimony -- determining what would be considered reasonable and what would not be. A spouse who has had an affair, as an example, may be awarded a low amount of spousal support. On the other hand, the spouse who suffered due to adultery may be given a higher amount.


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"When I first met Sonya Zeigler I had no idea how the divorce process worked and what my rights were in the situation. She listened to me and then explained the strengths of my position. When I understood how the law was working for me, my fears were calmed. I was confident that she would fight for all that I was due. She is a creative thinker when it comes to solving problems and took into consideration my ideas when crafting solutions. I always felt that we were a team with my well-being the goal. My case was very contentious and trying yet Ms. Zeigler always pushed forward with letters, phone calls and meetings to attempt to settle in a fair manner. Sonya Zeigler worked with my best interests in sight. She kept to the highest standards in all her work and thus has the respect of her colleagues and of course me."

Divorce Resources

Our South Jersey divorce attorneys are prepared to help you find a solution. Contact Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Family Law Group at (732) 585-1651 to schedule a case review.

Client Reviews

Former Clients Speak On How Their Best Interests Were Protected
  • Abby literally saved my family.

    “Abby literally saved my family. She made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire custody process with my children, and for that I am so very grateful. Would recommend her to anyone that needs an ...”

    - Rose S.
  • In the end, I kept my home, received the proper financial support, and got everything I was entitled to, including my dignity.

    “Superior & compassionate service! For the past 8 yrs or more, Sonya Ziegler and colleagues have been right there with me through my divorce, child support issues, and even for my current husbands' ...”

    - Lisa S.
  • Sonya had critical experience with people like my ex.

    “I highly recommend this firm. From the first consultation, I felt Sonya had my best interest at heart and had critical experience with people like my ex. Throughout the divorce process, Sonya and her ...”

    - Kelsey
  • This is the firm I want on my side.

    “I have worked with Sonya and Abby for many years. They have both always displayed the utmost integrity and respect for me in very stressful family law situations. They have a staff that is also ...”

    - Ruthann T.
  • Wonderful experience. Knowledgeable and responsive! Excellent all-around experience

    “The team office was always prompt to respond and answer any of my questions throughout the process up until, during, and after case closing.”

    - MAC
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