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Frequently Asked Questions

Family

Answer: If you were not married, divorced, had a civil union, or had a civil union dissolved, you may file a Non – Dissolution Pro Se kit  http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/11492_fd_initial_appl_kit.pdf
If you were married or had a civil union then divorced or had your civil union dissolved, you may file a motion using the Family Motion kit in the Family Division on the 3rd fl. Courts Facility located at 49 Rancocas Road Mt. Holly, NJ or the Family Multipurpose Post Judgment Motion kit http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10483_post_jdg_kit.pdf . You may also need to include with you filing a Family Case Information Statement (FCIS) http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10482_fam_cis.pdf .

Answer: If you were not married, divorced, had a civil union, or had a civil union dissolved, you may file a Non – Dissolution Pro Se Kit http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/11487_fd_appl_mod_kit.pdf . If you were married or had a civil union then divorced or had your civil union dissolved, you may file a motion using the Family Motion kit in the Family Division on the 3rd fl. Courts Facility located at 49 Rancocas Road Mt. Holly, NJ or the Family Multipurpose Post Judgment Motion kit http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10483_post_jdg_kit.pdf . You may also need to include with you filing a Family Case Information Statement (FCIS) http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10482_fam_cis.pdf .

Answer: You may file a summons and complaint with the Family Division through the Finance Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington Vicinage following the New Jersey Court Rules. You may seek additional information at the Legal Services of New Jersey website www.lsnjlaw.org, or at the Rutgers Law Library website http://law-library.rutgers.edu/basicnjpf.html .

Answer: You may obtain a Records Request Form either from the New Jersey website http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/forms/10200_records_req.pdf or the Family Division or Finance Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington Vicinage. If the divorce decree was before 2005, please call the Superior Court Clerk’s Office at (609) 421 – 6100.

Civil

Answer: You may file a complaint in either the Small Claims section http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10151_sc_non_motorveh.pdf or Special Civil Part  http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10541_dc_complnt.pdf .

Answer:  If you gave a landlord a security deposit that was not returned; at its discretion, the court could award an amount not to exceed $5,000.00.  You may file a complaint in either the Small Claims section http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10151_sc_non_motorveh.pdf or in Special Civil Part  http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10541_dc_complnt.pdf .

Answer: You may file either a Small Claims complaint http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10148_sc_motorveh.pdf or Special Civil Part complaint http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10541_dc_complnt.pdf .
 

Answer: You may file an Answer http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10542_ans_cplt_spc.pdf or if in the case of a default, a motion http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10543_motion_spccvl.pdf may be filed along with the aforementioned Answer at the same time.

Answer: You may seek to file a motion http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10543_motion_spccvl.pdf .

Answer: You may file a Foreclosure Answer http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/11380_foreclosure_ans_prose.pdf with the Foreclosure Case Information Statement http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/forms/10169_foreclosure_cis.pdf with the Foreclosure Processing Services of the Superior Court Clerk’s Office in Trenton, NJ.

Answer: If you are filing for a name change for yourself and you do not have a matrimonial / divorce matter (return to using a maiden name), you may file for an adult name change http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10551_namechg_adult.pdf . If you are filing a name change for your child, you may file for a name change for a child http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10552_namechg_minor.pdf .


Criminal

Answer: You may file for an expungement http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10557_expunge_kit.pdf .

Answer: You may read the brochure Frequently Asked Questions about Superior Court Bail   http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/11199_bail_faq_superior.pdf

Probation Child Support

Answer: You may either call 1 – 877 – NJKIDS 1  (1 – 877 – 655 – 4371) or access the NJ Child Support website at www.njchildsupport.org . For further information you may also access the Child Support Enforcement webpage on the New Jersey Courts website at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/probchild/index.htm .

Municipal

Answer: You may file to appeal the decision within twenty (20) days with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington Vicinage by obtaining the appeal packet through the municipal court, whose order you seek to challenge, or at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10559.pdf .                                               

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