About this Form:  This is a no-fault divorce form for use within the State of New Jersey (COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE). Most courts will require that this form be completed and filed along with a Marital Settlement Agreement (Minor Children). Please note that in Paragraph 5 (Grounds for Divorce), the Plaintiff will need to specify grounds for divorce that are recognized as valid within the State of New Jersey. New Jersey law recognizes only the following grounds as sufficient for granting a no-fault divorce: Living separate and apart for 18 months, and no reasonable prospect exists of reconciliation.

COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, FAMILY PART, _________________ COUNTY

In re: the Marriage of

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Plaintiff

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The Plaintiff, _______________________________, respectfully declares the following:
 
1. Plaintiff's  Residence:  Plaintiff  resides at ____________________________________________________________________ [insert Plaintiff's address] and has been a resident of the State of New Jersey for _________ [insert period of residence in months and years].

2. Defendant's  Residence:  Defendant resides at ____________________________________________________________________ [insert Defendant's address] and has been a resident of the State of New Jersey for _________ [insert period of residence in months and years].

3. Marriage:  On ______________________, _____, in  __________________ (city), __________________ (county), __________________ (state), the Plaintiff and Defendant married. An official copy of the marriage license is attached to this COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE.

4. Children:  Plaintiff and Defendant have the following children born or adopted into their marriage:

Name: ____________________________________ Date of Birth: __________________
Name: ____________________________________ Date of Birth: __________________
Name: ____________________________________ Date of Birth: __________________
Name: ____________________________________ Date of Birth: __________________

5. Jurisdiction:  This Court is that of proper jurisdiction to hear this cause. The Defendant has agreed to file an Affidavit of Consent in this cause.  Neither the Plaintiff or Defendant has been involved in any litigation or other proceeding involving the other party in this or any other jurisdiction with respect to their marriage or any other domestic matter.

6. Grounds for No-Fault:  Plaintiff wishes a dissolution of marriage with Defendant based on the following grounds:
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[Note: This paragraph must describe sufficient legal basis for divorce as recognized by the laws of the State of New Jersey. Sufficient basis for a no-fault divorce within New Jersey is limited to the following: Living separate and apart for 18 months, and no reasonable prospect exists of reconciliation.

7. Marital Settlement Agreement:  Plaintiff and Defendant ___________ have (copy attached) ___________ have not entered into a Marital Settlement Agreement that formalizes an allocation of their property and finances and matters relating to child custody and visitation.

8. Other Declarations:
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NOW, THEREFORE, Plaintiff requests that the court order a JUDGEMENT OF DIVORCE and such further relief as Plaintiff may have requested herein.
 

Verification

I, ______________________________________________[name of Petitioner], affirm under penalty of perjury that I am the Petitioner in the foregoing COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE and that all statements in this Petition are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have filed this Complaint in good faith and have not colluded with anyone in relation to it.
 

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Petitioner's Address, Line 1

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Petitioner's Address, Line 2


Subscribed and sworn to before me on this ____ day of __________________, 20_____.
 
 
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Notary

 



AFFIDAVIT OF CONSENT

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, FAMILY PART, _________________ COUNTY

In re: the Marriage of

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Plaintiff

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Defendant
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1. A COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE was filed between Plaintiff and Defendant on the _________ day of __________________, 20____.

2. The marriage between Plaintiff and Defendant is irretrievably broken and efforts at reconciliation have failed.

3. I, _______________________________, have received a copy of the COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE, and I have read it thoroughly and understand it. I do not wish to contest this proceeding. I do not object to the declarations made in the COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE. I do hereby consent to the relief requested in therein and to the entry of a JUDGEMENT OF DIVORCE dissolving and forever terminating the marriage between Plaintiff and Defendant. I consent that the court may hear this cause on any day convenient to the court without further notice to me. I further consent that the court may enter any order granting any and all the relief sought in the COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE.

4. I waive any and all rights I may have to a motion for a new trial, a record testimony, findings of fact and conclusions of law, notice of trial, a notice of entry of a JUDGEMENT OF DIVORCE and my right to appeal. I do not waive any future rights I may have to the modification of any judgment or decree in relation to this cause.

5. I affirm under penalty of perjury that all statements in this Affidavit of Consent are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have filed this Affidavit of Consent in good faith and have not colluded with anyone in relation to it, nor have I been subject to any force or duress in signing it.

 

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STATE OF NEW JERSEY
COUNTY OF ________________

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this ____ day of __________________, 20_____.
 
 
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Notary





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