Venue and Your Family Law Court Case

Family law deals with various matters, such as divorce, child custody, and child support. 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 family law matter will be heard. It will impact the judge assigned to your case and the courtroom you will be going to for motions or if your matter goes to trial. Your case will be presented before the court in your county.

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 part of a vicinage with both Hunterdon and Warren Counties, while Morris County is part of a vicinage with Sussex 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.

The Presiding Judge of Family Court for the Morris/Sussex Vicinage is Judge James M. Demarzo. Other family law judges include Judge Lorraine M. Augostini (Sussex), Judge Janine M. Allen (Sussex), Judge Martin F. Barbato (Morris), Judge Peter A. Bogaard (Morris), Judge Patricia O’Dowd (Morris), Judge Caroline A. Oliveira (Morris), and Judge Michael Paul Wright (Morris).

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.

The Presiding Judge of Family Court for the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren vicinage is Judge Robert G. Wilson. Other judges who may hear your family law case are Judge John J. Burke, III (Warren), Judge William G. Mennen (Hunterdon), Judge Christopher M. Troxell (Somerset), and Judge Dalya Youssef (Somerset).

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.

The Presiding Judge in Middlesex County is Judge Deborah J. Venezia. Other judges who may hear your family law matter in Middlesex County are Judge Aravind Aithal, Judge Laurence J. Bravman, Judge Daniel H. Brown, Judge Jeffrey R. Brown, Judge Brian M. English, Judge Gregg R. Rubenstein, Judge Glenn C. Slavin, Judge Barbara C. Stolte, and Judge Andrea J. Sullivan.

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.

Judge Ellen Torregrossa-O’Connor is the Presiding Judge of the Family Court in Monmouth County. Other judges who may hear your case are Judge Stacey D. Adams, Judge Thomas M. Comer, Judge Angela White Dalton, Judge Kerry Ellen Higgins, Judge Teresa A. Kondrup-Coyle, and Judge Robin J. Stacy.

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. Our New Jersey family law lawyers at Lyons & Associates, P.C. can guide you through the many legal hurdles you may 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, Morris Plains, and Monmouth County.