When filing for a divorce or any post-divorce modification such as alimony modifications or child custody and visitation modifications, the plaintiff must file the petition in the county court where either the defendant or the plaintiff resides, is employed, or has a place of business.
The county court where a family law proceeding is heard is called the venue, and while laws do not differ county to county, divorce petitions and post-divorce proceedings must be filed in the correct venue or the case may be dismissed entirely.
At The Law Office of Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our experienced family law attorneys can help you determine which court is the proper venue for any divorce or post-divorce matter, and ensure your legal, financial, and parental interests are protected throughout any family law proceeding.
New Jersey Family Courts We Serve
Our family law attorneys have experience working with family law courts across the state. For more information about your specific county court, feel free to click the link below
With offices in both Morris County and Bergen County, our attorneys have easy access to county courts across Northern and Central New Jersey. By taking the proper steps to ensure that your petition is filed in the correct venue, you can rest assured that our attorneys can work to secure you the resolution you need without having the case dismissed due to improper venue issues.
Contact a New Jersey Family Law Firm Today
The Law Office of Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark has a proven track record of providing clients across Chatham, Chester, Hackensack, Morris County, Bergen County, and the greater New Jersey area with knowledgable, compassionate, and effective legal service in all areas of family law.
Whether you are concerned about your child custody and visitation agreement, in need of modifying a spousal support agreement, or wish to file for a New Jersey divorce, our law firm is prepared to help you find the proper venue for your legal concern, walk you through the entire legal process, and resolve whatever family law issues you may have favorably and quickly.
To speak with one of our family law attorneys today in a free and confidential consultation, please contact us online, through our Morris County office at 973-840-8970, or our Hackensack office at 201-397-1750.