If a party files for a divorce and the other party does not answer the complaint or appear in the case within 35 days, they will be in default and default may be entered against them by the Court. In that instance, the other party may go forward without them and potentially name their own terms for a divorce that may include alimony, child custody, child support and equitable distribution. However, in this instance, it is incumbent upon the party filing the complaint to serve the other party with a Notice of Proposed Judgment at least 20 days in advance of the default hearing date, so, if the defaulting party wishes to object to the terms of a default, they have an opportunity to do so. If you are seeking a default divorce, call Green & Associates at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices, where our experienced NJ divorce lawyer and NJ divorce attorney can speak with in a free consultation. We offer flat fees for specific services associated with a default divorce.
Jun 7, 2016 @ 03:56 PM — by Michael Green