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Ocean County Special Civil Part

Overview of Special Civil Part

Special Civil is one of three sections of the Superior Court's Special Civil Part. The other two sections are Landlord/Tenant and Small Claims. Special Civil is limited to cases in which the demand is $15,000.00 or less. If you believe you are entitled to recover more than $15,000.00, your case should be filed in the Law Division of the Superior Court.

If you believe you are entitled to damages greater than $15,000.00, but still wish to sue in Special Civil, you give up your right to recover damages over $15,000.00. The additional money cannot be claimed later in a separate lawsuit.

For legal advice about your rights, you should contact a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer contact the Lawyers' Referral Service of the County Bar Association. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may contact the Legal Services Program to see if you are eligible to receive free legal services.

Special Civil is one of three sections of the Superior Court's Special Civil Part. The other two sections are Landlord/Tenant and Small Claims. Special Civil is limited to cases in which the demand is $15,000.00 or less. If you believe you are entitled to recover more than $15,000.00, your case should be filed in the Law Division of the Superior Court.

If you believe you are entitled to damages greater than $15,000.00, but still wish to sue in Special Civil, you give up your right to recover damages over $15,000.00. The additional money cannot be claimed later in a separate lawsuit.

References

Civil Case Intake
Room 121
118 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08754
732-929-2016

Lawyers' Referral Service
Ocean County Bar Association Referral Service
732-240-3666

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services
732-341-2727

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