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Rule Relaxation -- Nonapplicability to Family Court Matters of Recent Amendments to Rule 4:43-2(b) Regarding Defaults

It is ORDERED that, retroactive to September 1, 2006 and until further order, the July 27, 2006 amendments to Rule 4:43-2(b) of the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey regarding defaults and default judgments, which amendments became effective September 1, 2006, shall not apply to Family Court matters; and

It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Supreme Court Family Practice Committee shall, on an expedited basis, recommend to the Court appropriate further amendments to Rule 4:43-2(b) and/or amendments to the Part V Rules regarding the applicability to Family Court matters of the procedures now provided for in amended Rule 4:43-2(b).

For the Court
Deborah T. Poritz
Chief Justice
Dated: September 11, 2006

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