In addition to the cost of the NewJerseyOnlineDivorce.com service (if the couple wants to resort to this aid), any divorce process starts by paying the court filing fees. The amount of the filing fees vary from state to state and, in some cases, from county to county.
You can learn the exact amount of the filing fee in your county at the county website or by contacting your local court clerk's office. On average, the New Jersey court filing fee is $300.
If the filing spouse cannot afford to pay this fee, he or she may ask for a fee waiver. In New Jersey, to waive the filing fee, you have to show the court that you really lack the money to pay for the divorce procedure.
The petitioner has to file a Certification/Petition/Application in Support of Fee Waiver and attach his or her financial records and documentation. The court will consider the certificate of income, the current financial circumstances, and the reasons for the fee waiving.