All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern.

All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern and that we are also committed to the health and safety of our staff and our families. Though we are currently working remotely, we continue to operate as we always have, providing quality service and for us, it is “business as usual.”


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What Does Irreconcilable Difference Mean in a Divorce?

What Does Irreconcilable Difference Mean in a Divorce?

As a strong believer in helping families transition and establish new roles and responsibilities while minimizing strain, Attorney Jamie N. Berger, Esq details the concept of irreconcilable differences and how they are managed by New Jersey Courts.

Irreconcilable Differences, the most commonly cited grounds for Divorce in New Jersey

When you are making the difficult decision to file a complaint for divorce in New Jersey, you need to determine what grounds for divorce you want to file under. There are ten different grounds for divorce in New Jersey. The most common is the one that I want to talk to you about today which is irreconcilable differences. What irreconcilable differences mean is that differences have a reason between you and your spouse, they have existed for a period of six months or more prior to the time that the complaint for divorce is being filed and that there are not reasonable possibilities of reconciliation.

What does a no-fault state mean?

The reason that most people in New Jersey file irreconcilable differences is because it is a no-fault state, and no-fault state means that the court is not assigning blame when making decisions, they are not saying that one party is at fault and one party is not at fault and therefore the party that is at fault has to pay additional amounts of money or do additional things because that court has made the determination. New Jersey is a no-fault state. There are other reasons that we may file a complaint for divorce for such things as adultery or extreme cruelty, but those are all issues that we should discuss as part of our initial planning in your matter so that we know that we are doing so in a strategic way that best benefits your case.

Contact our Morris County Divorce Attorneys to Discuss filing or responding to a Complaint

At Jacobs Berger, LLC, we pride ourselves on understanding the human element, and we strive to keep that at the forefront of all of our relationships. Through the years our team has acquired the experience to deal with all sorts of Family Law-related issues. We are more than happy to offer all our experience so together we can explore the best outcome for your specific situation.  Our Family Law Firm strongly believes in building new relationships and roles after divorce.  We will be available for clients in Morris County and surrounding communities including Morristown, Madison, Randolph, East Hanover, Denville, Florham Park, Tewksbury, Rockaway, and across Northern New Jersey through the mediation process from beginning to end.

For a confidential and comprehensive case assessment regarding your divorce or other family law matter, contact us online or call our Morristown offices by dialing (973) 718-7705 today.

About the Author:

Jamie Berger practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in family and appellate court proceedings. Prior to being a partner at Jacobs Berger, Jamie practiced at a boutique Morris County Matrimonial Law Firm for several years. Before that, Jamie served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, J.S.C. in the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Part.

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