Venue and Your Family Law Court Case
Family law deals with a wide range of matters related to the family, such as divorce, child custody, and child support. Since family law involves loved ones, these matters can be emotional.
Our legal team at Lyons & Associates, P.C. handles all aspects of family law, and we will work with you to provide you with the best opportunity to reach a just resolution.
Where you live plays a role in the venue where your case will be heard. It will impact the judge assigned to your case, as well as the courtroom you will be going to if your matter goes to trial. The case will appear before the courtroom in that county.
Your case will be heard in Morris County 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, and Wharton, New Jersey.
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, and Watchung, New Jersey.
For those who 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, your case will be before a Middlesex County court.
Additionally, you will be in a Monmouth County court 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.
New Jersey groups its court systems into 15 court districts or vicinages. While your case will be heard in the county court of the town you reside in, there are instances where circumstances will necessitate your case having to move to a different county.
Certain counties, such as Middlesex County and Monmouth County, are their own vicinages, meaning all cases will remain within the county. Somerset County is a part of a vicinage with both Hunterdon and Warren Counties, while Morris County is a part of a vicinage with Sussex County.
New Jersey Family Law Lawyers at Lyons & Associates, P.C. Can Help You With All Types of Family Law Issues
Family law matters are emotional and complicated. Whether you are going through a divorce, adoption, or something else, you need a qualified lawyer at your side. Our New Jersey family law lawyers at Lyons & Associates, P.C. can guide you through the many legal hurdles that you will encounter. Call us today at 908-575-9777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Somerville, Freehold and Morristown, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Somerset, Woodbridge, Morristown, Parsippany, Rockaway, Short Hills, Chatham, Randolph, Madison, and Morris Plains.