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Legal Separation ??

Discussion in 'Divorce, Separation, Annulment' started by JeaBred, Jun 21, 2002.

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  1. JeaBred

    JeaBred Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My husband and I have not been intimate in over three years. (He sleeps on the couch) We simply co-exist and divorce seems imminent, we just haven't discussed it yet. Neither one of us could afford to move out. Can you tell me if this physical separation may be considered a legal separation, as a precursor to divorce, in the state of NJ?
     
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    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    New Jersey - LEGAL GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE:

    No-Fault: Living separate and apart for 18 months and no reasonable prospect of reconciliation. [New Jersey Statutes Annotated; Title 2A, Chapter 34-2].

    General: (1) adultery; (2) imprisonment for 18 months; (3) unnatural sexual behavior before or after marriage; (4) alcoholism and/or drug addiction; (5) willful desertion for 1 year; (6) cruel and inhuman treatment; (7) separation for 2 years caused by confinement for mental illness; and (8) extreme cruelty. [New Jersey Statutes Annotated; Title 2A, Chapter 34-2].
     

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