Irreconcilable Differences Divorce Legislation Becomes Law
Irreconcilable Differences Divorce Legislation becomes Law
On January 20, 2007, Governor Corzine signed into law S-1467 (Scutari/Gill/Bateman/Cohen/Vas), which adds news causes of action for divorce based on irreconcilable differences. The new law is P.L. 2007, c.6 and takes effect immediately. Kenneth Vercammen is a member of the NJ State Bar Association, which had been working with several key groups and lobbied successfully to seek passage of this legislation since 1995 Commission to Study the Law of Divorce issued its report. The commission recommended a new ground for divorce of irreconcilable differences to alleviate the need for allegations as may be used to substantiate other causes. The allegation which may be of a nature that set a tone of bitterness and accusations.” Additional information can be obtained from the Legislature’s website www.njleg.state.nj.us
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