N.J.S.A 2A:34-7 Certain defenses abolished.

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.


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