2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 2A - ADMINISTRATION OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2A:34-3 - Causes for divorce from bed and board or legal separation from partner in a civil union couple.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 2A:34-3 (2017)

2A:34-3 Causes for divorce from bed and board or legal separation from partner in a civil union couple.

2A:34-3. Causes for divorce from bed and board or legal separation from partner in a civil union couple.

a. Divorce from bed and board may be adjudged for the same causes as divorce from the bonds of matrimony whenever both parties petition or join in requesting such relief and they or either of them present sufficient proof of such cause or causes to warrant the entry of a judgment of divorce from the bonds of matrimony, provided further that in the case of a reconciliation thereafter the parties may apply for a revocation or suspension of the judgment, and provided further that the granting of a bed and board divorce shall in no way prejudice either party from thereafter applying to the court for a conversion of said divorce to a divorce from the bonds of matrimony, which application shall be granted as a matter of right.

b. Legal separation from a partner in a civil union couple may be adjudged for the same causes as dissolution of a civil union whenever both parties petition or join in requesting such relief and they or either of them present sufficient proof of such cause or causes to warrant the entry of a judgment of dissolution of a civil union, provided further that in the case of a reconciliation thereafter the parties may apply for a revocation or suspension of the judgment, and provided further that the granting of a legal separation from a partner in a civil union couple shall in no way prejudice either party from thereafter applying to the court for a conversion of said legal separation from a partner in a civil union couple to a dissolution of a civil union, which application shall be granted as a matter of right.

Amended 1971, c.212, s.3; 2006, c.103, s.65.

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