When can the divorce proceedings begin in nj

I currently have a temporary restraining order against me filed by my wife in NJ. Can she file for a divorce before the TRO is made permanent/dropped?

Asked on September 28, 2017 under Family Law, New Jersey


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, she can file for divorce while the TRO is pending and waiting for a hearing.  Quite often that is exactly what happens, either close in time or simultaneously with the event.  But you still have to be served with the paperwork within the statutory time.  Get some legal help.  Good luck.

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