Where Your Child Custody Case Will Be Heard
One of the most difficult and emotional aspects of any divorce agreement pertains to the children. When going through a divorce, parents need to prioritize their children’s best interests.
When you go through a divorce and need to determine a child custody arrangement, it helps to have an experienced lawyer on your side. They can collaborate with your ex’s lawyer to reach an agreement that works for you and your children.
Determining the judge that you will appear before will be based on where you reside. In most cases, your case will be heard in the court of the county seat of the town where you live.
For instance, if you live in Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Denville Township, Dover, East Hanover Township, Florham Park, Harding Township, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Long Hill Township, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill Township, Montville, Morris Township, Morristown, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive Township, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Roxbury Township, Victory Gardens, Washington Township, or Wharton, New Jersey, your case will be heard in Morris County.
You may appear before a Somerset County judge if you live in Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Branchburg Township, Bridgewater Township, Far Hills, Franklin Township, Green Brook Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville, Millstone, Montgomery Township, North Plainfield, Peapack-Gladstone, Raritan, Rocky Hill, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Warren Township, or Watchung, New Jersey.
You will have to go to Middlesex County court if you live in Carteret, Cranbury, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Jamesburg, Metuchen, Middlesex, Milltown, Monroe Township, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainsboro, Sayreville, South Amboy, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, South River, Spotswood, or Woodbridge, New Jersey.
If you live in Aberdeen Township, Allenhurst, Allentown, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Colts Neck Township, Deal, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Hazlet Township, Highlands, Holmdel Township, Howell Township, Interlaken, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Little Silver, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Manalapan Township, Manasquan, Marlboro Township, Matawan, Middletown Township, Millstone Township, Monmouth Beach, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Oceanport, Red Bank, Roosevelt, Rumson, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Upper Freehold Township, Wall Township, or West Long Branch, New Jersey, you will be in a Monmouth County court.
New Jersey groups its court systems into 15 court districts or vicinages. There are some instances where circumstances will necessitate your case having to move to a different county.
New Jersey Child Custody Lawyers at Lyons & Associates, P.C. Will Represent Your Children’s Best Interests When Creating a Child Custody Agreement
Determining a custody agreement can be an emotional experience. Our New Jersey child custody lawyers at Lyons & Associates, P.C. will help you through this difficult process. Call us today at 908-575-9777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Somerville and Morristown, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Somerset, Woodbridge, Morristown, Parsippany, Rockaway, Short Hills, Chatham, Randolph, Madison, and Morris Plains.