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Can I get a divorce if my spouse does not live in the same state as me?

New Jersey Out-of-State Divorce Lawyers

Yes, you can still get a divorce even if you spouse is currently living outside of New Jersey. Even if your spouse is living abroad or currently serving in the United States military, you still can have a divorce in New Jersey. While some divorcing couples would rather have both parties be present in New Jersey before any proceedings occur, the truth is that this might not be necessary for your unique divorce case. Sometimes your New Jersey divorce attorney can make appearances in court on your behalf. Other issues, like child support and alimony, can be discussed and negotiated until a physical meeting can occur. If you or your spouse are currently serving in the military, there may be differing rights under NJ state law when it comes to divorce. Having proper, experienced legal representation is crucial when dealing with an out-of-state divorce. The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has a team of seasoned divorce attorneys ready to go over the details of your unique divorce case. Talk to one of our Atlantic County divorce attorneys today with our free initial consultation by calling 732-773-2768.