New Jersey Grounds for Divorce

Code Section
2A:34 et seq.

Residency
Either party a bona fide resident of New Jersey at time cause of action arose and until commencement of action (except adultery, 1 yr. before action).

Waiting Period
Decree immediately final, pending any appeal.

No Fault
Separation (18 months).

Defenses
Abolished by ยง2A:34-7.

Grounds
Adultery; cruelty or violence; desertion from 12 mos.; drug/alcohol addiction; insanity/mental illness (confined for 24 mos.); conviction of crime (imprisonment for at least 18 mos.); deviant sexual behavior without plaintiff’s consent.


Inside New Jersey Grounds for Divorce