In New Jersey, the vast majority of divorce cases settle by way of agreement, consistent with New Jersey’s long-held public policy to encourage the settlement of all litigation. As set forth in the Appellate Division case of Tahan v. Duquette, 259 N.J. Super 328, 336 (App. Div. 1992), “no stranger in a judicial robe, however able and well motivated he or she may be, is equipped to make a decision as valid” as the parties working together to reach a resolution.
A good marital settlement agreement will address all issues touching the parties’ lives including, but not limited to, child custody and parenting time, financial support, and the division of assets and debts. At Eveland & Foster, LLC, our skilled and experienced attorneys are available to help you negotiate and memorialize the terms of an agreement to resolve your divorce and move on with the next chapter of your life.