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What should I know about going to family court?

What should I know about going to family court?

New Jersey’s Superior Court has a Family Division, also known as family court, that handles all of the family law cases throughout the state. Some of the cases that are handled within family court can include matters of adoption, custody, domestic violence, divorce, child support, visitation, and relocation.

For the most part, these matters are handled very similarly to any other matter that would be handled in other departments of the Superior Court. Many times, these matters don’t even have to go to court and can be dealt with through mediation. It is important to retain the services of an experienced family law attorney who can assess your case if ever you find yourself presented with a family law matter.

One of the major differences between a family law case and a criminal case, for example, is that the decisions are made based on what the judge decides, not what a jury decides. When you have been assigned a date for Family Court, you need to make sure you arrive prepared and on time. If you fail to do so, you may lose the case by default. The judge has the option to rule in favor of the other party. For the sake of the future of your children, it is crucial you arrive in court on time. If you go through the court case and you feel as though the result is unfavorable, you have the right to appeal the decision. An experienced family law attorney can assist you in bringing an appeal or handling any other matter in the Family Division of the Superior Court.

Debra F. Schneider, Esq. is an experienced education law attorney serving Hackensack, Bergen County, and all of New Jersey clients with quality legal services. If you need our help, contact our Hackensack firm for a consultation.  

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