In New Jersey, you can divorce for any reason — or for no reason. Fault does not need to be established by either side. “Irreconcilable differences” is the most common reason cited for divorce.

The divorce process begins when you — or your spouse — file a complaint with the court. The other party is then served with that complaint and must respond or risk dire consequences. If you’re considering divorce — or you’ve been served with a divorce complaint — it is crucial to speak with an experienced divorce attorney as quickly as possible so you fully understand your rights. Working with your attorney, you can immediately explore any and all options aimed at protecting you, your children and your assets.

The attorneys at LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Crupi, LLC have more than 100 years of combined legal experience protecting individuals and families during the divorce process. We are passionate about protecting your interests, your finances and your family. We will work to find suitable solutions that will allow you to move on with your life.

From office in Freehold and Red Bank, we advise and represent clients throughout Monmouth County and central New Jersey. Call us at 732-246-2112 to schedule a consultation.


If you are contemplating a divorce, you might be wondering what happens if your spouse cuts you off financially, takes your kids or tries to prevent you from seeing them? In other words: what if your spouse asks for — and receives — a temporary court order governing crucial family issues as the divorce process begins.

This temporary order is call a “pendente lite” order, which means “in the interim.” A pendente lite order sets the initial rules for child custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and property division issues, and remains in effect until the divorce is finalized.

That’s why it is so important to speak with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. We can immediately design a strategy that paves the way for a smoother, more streamlined divorce process. It’s crucial during this time to protect your children and provide for your most immediate financial security.