Jersey City Civil Union Dissolution Attorney

Straightforward Advice for Your Situation

Like marriages, civil unions do not always stand the test of time. The process is similar to a divorce for married couples, although it is referred to as a dissolution. If you need a Jersey City civil union dissolution lawyer, call Lori Cieckiewicz, P.C. We are well-versed in all aspects of family law and the unique circumstances and specific requirements for dissolution of civil unions.

Questions about civil union dissolution? Call (201) 561-8441 to speak with an attorney.

The Dissolution Process in New Jersey

The residency requirements are the same in New Jersey for a dissolution as for a divorce. The state requires that one partner must have been a legal resident of the state for a minimum of one year. The grounds for a civil union dissolution are the same as for a divorce for a married couple. The only difference is that irreconcilable differences are not listed as grounds for dissolving a civil union.

The grounds for a dissolution of a civil union in New Jersey include:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Institutional mental illness
  • Imprisonment
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Separation
  • Substance abuse
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Deviant sexual conduct

When the dissolution is not contested, the process moves forward more quickly when the partners agree to property division, child custody, and other issues. When the action is contested and partners fail to come to an agreement on these issues, the situation is more complex and may need to be taken to court.

Personalized Representation for Your Case

Our legal team has extensive knowledge of the differences between divorce and civil union dissolution. A Jersey City civil union dissolution attorney from our firm can explain the challenges regarding child custody and support, which are less predictable in a civil union dissolution. When possible, we work with you and your partner to come to an agreement about legal custody, child support and visitation rights, and the right to make decisions for the child.

Learn more about your rights. Call (201) 561-8441 to schedule a consultation with a lawyer!


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