Our experience has shown us that no two divorce cases are alike.  Some are more amenable to settlement than others.  We pride ourselves on sensing which cases will most likely benefit from traditional dispute resolution (litigation) or alternative dispute resolution (mediation, collaboration, arbitration), and engaging in that process as soon as possible.  Each process has its unique benefits, but some may not be appropriate for your situation.


The attorneys at Tonneman & Connors, LLC are keenly aware of the emotional toll of divorce. This is a highly sensitive issue that must be handled in a delicate manner. You can lean on our legal team during this tumultuous period of your life to handle all the legal challenges associated with your divorce. Our aim is to finalize your divorce in a timely manner while preserving your assets. Let us focus on the legal nuances of your divorce so you can focus on a seamless transition into a new phase of your life.

If you live in Monmouth, Middlesex or Ocean County in New Jersey, contact us today for a divorce consultation.

Traditional Divorce Litigation

Some matters cannot be resolved amicably.  For those, traditional litigation is the best route, and Tonneman & Connors, LLC does not shy away from the courtroom.  We aggressively represent your interests and argue the unique legal issues that may present themselves in your case.  We pride ourselves on the reputations we have established in the courtrooms and as strong advocates for our clients.

In traditional litigation, your disputed issues will be resolved by a judge in one of many possible ways.  The litigation begins with the filing of a complaint with the court.  That triggers many court-set deadlines and responsibilities that must be met by counsel and the parties.  While awaiting trial, interim applications for relief are often made before the court, which require detailed presentation of facts and positions of the parties to convince the court that certain relief should be granted or denied.

To prepare for trial, the parties will be required to ask for and provide “discovery”.  Your attorney has the ability to ask the opposing party for the production of documents to prove certain facts, or to provide answers to by “deposing” the other party.  During a deposition, questions are asked of the other party.  The witness is sworn to tell the truth, and must answer the questions under oath.  Those questions and answers are recorded by a court reporter, transcribed into written form, and may be used at trial.

Issues that have not been resolved are scheduled for trial.  At Tonneman & Connors, LLC, we are fully versed with the myriad intricacies of the trial process and are experienced trial attorneys, having handled trials and plenary hearings that have lasted from a partial day to 35 days in length.

Tonneman & Connors, LLC has the detailed knowledge of the often complex interplay of the Rules of Court, the Rules of Evidence, and relevant case law to present your position in the most favorable light to the court.  At the same time, we advise our clients as to the potential outcomes of each disputed issue and court hearing so that together, attorney and client make strategic decisions during the course of the litigation with the goal of achieving the most beneficial result for our client.

Tonneman & Connors, LLC is experienced in handling all aspects of traditional litigation.  To see how we can help you – contact us today.