Can I make my divorce faster than 18 months as required by state law?

My wife filed for divorce 3 months ago; we have been seperated for over 2 months now. She has 2 children from a previous relationship; we have none together. I own a house but nothing is in her name. We have no joint accounts, no investments together, nothing. She has moved out of my house and I just moved back in. Is there a way I can expedite this divorce?

Asked on July 30, 2012 under Family Law, New Jersey

Answers:

John Ducey / Law Offices of John G. Ducey,PC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Irreconciable differences can be pled.  You and your wife just have to say that for the last 6 months you can no longer get along and you have irreconciable differences.  There is no 18 month waiting period as long as you say this.

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