Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey
In New Jersey, pursuant to NJSA 2A:34-1, a divorce judgment can be obtained based on one of nine different grounds: the marriage is irretrievably broken; one of the spouses committed extreme mental or physical cruelty against the other; a spouse committed adultery; he/she deserted the other party; a spouse voluntarily induced addiction or drunkenness; the spouses have lived separated for at least 18 months in different residences; one of the spouses has been incarcerated for at least 18 months or institutionalization for at least 24 months; or finally, one of the spouses had engaged in deviant sexual conduct.
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