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Your Rights When Dealing With A Divorce Lawyer
The Supreme Court of New Jersey has adopted significant rule amendments that dramatically change the attorney/client relationship. The client's now have significant rights in dealing with their lawyer and are entitled to reasonable and fair treatment. The Court has adopted ten client's rights and nine client responsibilities. A list of all of these rights and responsibilities must be attached to all retainer agreements. Client's Rights are:
If the divorce is being filed under one of the seven fault grounds (including extreme cruelty, adultery, abandonment, substance or alcohol addiction, institutionalization, deviant sexual conduct and incarceration), the 18 month separation period, required for a no-fault divorce, is waived. However, each ground for divorce has its own stipulations.
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