2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2A - ADMINISTRATION OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Chapter 34 - Causes for judgments of nullity.
Section 2a:34-7 - Certain defenses abolished.
Section: 2A:34-7: Certain defenses abolished.
2A:34-7. Certain defenses abolished.
Recrimination, condonation and the clean hands doctrine are hereby abolished as defenses to divorce from the bonds of matrimony, dissolution of a civil union, divorce from bed and board or legal separation from a partner in a civil union couple, and if both parties make out grounds for a divorce, dissolution or legal separation, a decree may be granted to each; provided that nothing herein shall preclude or abrogate the responsibility of a party for the penalty provided by law for perjury or the subornation of perjury.
Amended 1971, c.212, s.4; 2006, c.103, s.67.