People who are contemplating a divorce often ask what constitutes divorce papers. Divorce papers is a term of art that refers to the documents that are required in order to institute a divorce proceeding. In the State of New Jersey, there are a number of documents that need to be filed in order to commence a divorce proceeding. Those documents include the following
- A cover letter to the court enclosing the required documents along with requisite filing fee
- The complaint for divorce
- The affidavit of Insurance Coverage
- Confidential litigant information sheet
- Certification of dispute resolution alternatives
The above documentation needs to be submitted to the appropriate County Courthouse for processing. In the event the paperwork is not completed properly the complaint and the related documents will be rejected by the court and they will then need to be subsequently refiled.
Divorce papers are an important part of the divorce process. If you do not frame the contents of the complaint correctly it could seriously affect the outcome of your divorce.
Should you have any question about the divorce process in New Jersey, or how to properly format your divorce paperwork, please contact the experienced divorce lawyers at the Villani and DeLuca law firm. The firm has four full time divorce lawyers who are ready to assist you today. The firm represents hundreds of people each year who are going through the divorce process. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation.