New Jersey Separation Agreement Template

Updated November 23, 2022

A New Jersey separation agreement is a contract between spouses that lets them settle important issues typically associated with divorce decrees, including alimony, child support, and property division.

New Jersey recognizes legal separation as a distinct status, but it is referred to as a “divorce from bed and board.” The procedure is not commonly used. Instead, couples that no longer wish to live together, but are not yet ready to seek a divorce, more commonly use separation agreements, which may be enforced like other contracts (Equitable Life Assur. Soc. of U.S. v. Huster (1961)) but also subject to modification if circumstances change (Rolnick v. Rolnick (1993)).

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