What should I know about New Jersey family court?
Since 1983, any legal cases related to families in New Jersey are handled under the Family Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. Families can find themselves in this division of the court for a wide variety of reasons, some of which include:
- Spousal support
- Post-judgment modifications
- Child custody
- Child support
- Division of assets and liabilities
- Child visitation disputes or requests
- Juvenile crimes
When it comes time to handle a matter in Family Court, there are many things that people should make themselves aware of prior to their court date. The court is always going to act in the best interests of any children involved in the family law matter. A few of the other important factors to be aware of include that individuals should:
- Make sure they are early or on time for their hearing. If they are late or fail to show up to the hearing, the judge may use this to rule against them in the other party’s favor
- respect the traditions and rules of the court in all ways, including attire and language
- understand that matters are decided by a judge, not a jury
- know that the court may be closed if a child is involved to protect his or her privacy
If you have questions about a hearing in family court, contact an experienced family law attorney today.
The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation.