The New Jersey courts have remained committed to continuing operations during this public health emergency. With the help of technology, New Jersey is implementing more resources to assist you with your Family Court matters. The New Jersey Judiciary wants everyone to have access to justice while resolving your matter as quickly as possible.
Through that commitment, the New Jersey Judiciary has expanded their electronic filing system. Family Court has implemented the Judiciary Electronic Document Submission (“JEDS”) system. This system allows the court to continue to move your case forward electronically. JEDS was previously in development before the pandemic, however, due to State COVID-19 guidelines, the New Jersey Judiciary found it necessary to make the system available sooner.
JEDS allows people dealing with family legal issues continued access to the courts. Whether the issue revolves around divorce, post-judgment motions, child custody/parenting time, and/or child support applications and modifications, the New Jersey Courts will continue to accept emergent and non-emergent submissions, electronically, through JEDS. However, if you do not have access to a computer, you can mail your paperwork to the Superior Court in your county. Finally, JEDS does not accept court filings in the following areas: child abuse/neglect, child placement review, termination of parental rights and kinship/legal guardianship. If you need to file paperwork in these areas, it would be best to contact the court to determine how they would like to receive paperwork.
We at the Law Offices of Lyons & Associates, P.C. remain committed to helping you during these unprecedented times. We have adapted to the changing landscape to assist you with your personal matters. If you or someone you know has any questions and needs assistance with family law matters, please contact us by e-mail, visit our website, or call our office at (908) 575-9777. With offices in Somerville and Morristown, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Somerset, Woodbridge, Morristown, Parsippany, Rockaway, Short Hills, Chatham, Randolph, Madison, and Morris Plains.