Family Court

In New Jersey, the family division of the Superior Court hears cases related to the family. If you are involved in a family law case, you will most likely see yourself in the family court that has jurisdiction over your case. L.1983, c.405 established the family part of the Superior Court, abolishing the Domestic Relations Courts and the County Juvenile Courts. New Jersey family courts hear issues related to the family, including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Divorce and related issues
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Child support, custody, and visitation
  • Enforcement orders
  • Modifications to familial issues

When going to court for such significant matters, it is important to discuss your case with an effective and knowledgeable attorney. Our firm has decades of experience helping clients through tough times. If you need our help, contact Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC for a consultation.

What to expect from a New Jersey family court

Family court is very similar to other courts. Family cases are civil cases that resolve disputes involving children, spouses, and domestic partners. Most cases are open to the public, but when cases involve children, they can be closed off to protect the privacy of the child. These cases are usually decided on by a judge and not normally heard in front of a jury. Similar to other courts, every case is identified by a docket number.
When one goes to trial, they are expected to follow the rules and tradition of the court. You must be on time. If you are late or do not show for your case, the court can judge against you with a default judgment, except in cases involving military personnel.
Similar to other courts, parties may request pre-trial, trial, and post-trial motions at the discretion of the judge. When a court passes judgment, the parties have the right to appeal. As with any case related to a child, the court will always have the child’s best interests in mind. Some counties in New Jersey offer free childcare while parents or guardians are required to be in court.

Morris County Courthouse 
Washington & Court Streets
Morristown, NJ 07960-0910
(973) 656-4000 
Hours: M – F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30.m.

Sussex County Judicial Center 
43-47 High Street 
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 579-0675
Hours: M – F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30.m.

Call a New Jersey attorney with family court experience

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC has years of experience with New Jersey family courts. The rules, traditions, and culture of every court are different. Paris P. Eliades and the other attorneys at the firm have spent years getting to know judges, prosecutors, and court personnel. The firm knows what to expect from each experience and with this knowledge, they know how to efficiently navigate the judicial system. Our compassionate attorneys are ready to assess your case, guide you through your options, and help you come to the best possible conclusion for your legal matter. If you need quality legal services and personalized attention, please allow Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC to serve you.