NJ 2A:34-7. Certain defenses abolished.

NJ Statute: 2A:34-7. Certain defenses abolished.

Recrimination, condonation and the clean hands doctrine are hereby abolished as defenses to divorce from the bonds of matrimony, dissolution of a civil union, divorce from bed and board or legal separation from a  partner in a civil union couple, and if both parties make out grounds for a divorce, dissolution or legal separation, a decree may be granted to each; provided that nothing herein shall preclude or abrogate the responsibility of a party for the penalty provided by law for perjury or the subornation of perjury.

Amended 1971, c.212, s.4; 2006, c.103, s.67.

AKA: NJ Divorce Law 2A:34-7. Certain defenses abolished.

Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of January 2013.

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