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Chancery Division 

General Equity Part

Probate Part

Foreclosure Part

Presiding Judge Hector R. Velazquez

Telephone Number: (201) 795-6652

Presiding Judge Hector R. Velazquez

Telephone Number: (201) 795-6652

Foreclosure Processing Office

Telephone Number: (609) 421-6100

Chancery Clerk’s Office

Telephone Number: (201) 795-6638

Probate Clerk’s Office/Surrogate Donald W. DeLeo

Telephone Number: (201)795-6378

Location:

Foreclosure Processing Services

Superior Court Clerk’s Office

25 W. Market Street, 6th Floor, North Wing

Trenton, NJ 08611

Location:

William H. Brennan Courthouse

583 Newark Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

2nd Floor         

 

Location:

William H. Brennan Courthouse

583 Newark Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

1st Floor

 

Hudson County Foreclosure Mediation

Telephone Number: (201) 795-6375

 

Location:

William H. Brennan Courthouse

583 Newark Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

2nd Floor

 

 

General Equity  

The Honorable Hector R. Velazquez is the presiding judge of Hudson County’s Chancery Division-General Equity Part. The General Equity Part hears cases in which money is not the principle relief being sought. Instead of money, the plaintiff in a General Equity case may ask the court to order the defendant to do something or to enforce a right.

Cases commonly filed in the General Equity Part include, but are not limited to:

  • Injunctions to compel a party to do something or cease doing something
  • Property line disputes
  • Partition of jointly owned properties
  • Specific performance of contract
  • Cancellation or reformation of mortgages
  • Appointment of special medical guardians
  • Termination or continuation of life support
  • Quiet title

All pleadings that require a fee are to be forwarded to:

Superior Court of N.J. Hudson Vicinage
Central Fee Office: Civil/Special Civil/ General Equity
595 Newark Ave. - Room 104
Jersey City, N.J. 07306
Phone # 201-795-6050

 

Filing fees may be paid by cash, money order or check. Money orders and checks should be made payable to “Treasurer, State of NJ”. Attorneys using a collateral account can file directly with the Chancery Clerk.

For information on how to file a General Equity complaint or respond to a General Equity matter, you may call the Chancery Clerk’s Office at (201) 795-6638. 

Probate

The Honorable Hector R. Velazquez is the presiding judge of Hudson County’s Chancery Division-Probate Part.

Examples of Probate Part cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Litigation over contested wills
  • Appointment of guardians for children and mentally incapacitated persons
  • Distribution of estates

All Probate Part pleadings should be submitted to the Surrogate in the Probate Part office. Filing fees may be paid by cash, money order or check. Money orders and checks should be made payable to “Hudson County Surrogate”.

For information on how to file pleadings in the Probate Part, you may call the Surrogate’s Office at (201) 795-6378.

Foreclosure 

Only emergent motions to stay sheriff sale, stay eviction and extend redemption period should be filed directly with the Hudson County Chancery Division. For more information, you may call the Chancery Clerk at (201) 795-6638. 

The Office of Foreclosure in Trenton, NJ has jurisdiction over all uncontested Foreclosure matters. Contested answers and some motions that are filed in the Office of Foreclosure are forwarded to Hudson County’s Chancery Division to be heard by the Honorable Hector R. Velazquez.

Other than the emergent motions listed above, all pleadings (such as answers, non-emergent motions, and mediation requests) should be submitted to Foreclosure Processing Services.

If you are filing your pleadings via US Postal Service, please mail them to Foreclosure Processing Services, Superior Court Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 971, Trenton, NJ 08625.

If you are filing your pleadings in person or via private carrier, please submit them to Foreclosure Processing Services, Superior Court Clerk’s Office, 25 W. Market Street, 6th Floor, North Wing, Trenton, NJ 08611.

Please note that all filing fees must be paid by money order or check. Money order and checks should be made payable to “Treasurer, State of NJ”. For more information, you may call (609) 421-6100.

 

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