What to Know From a Hudson County Family Law Attorney
As a family court lawyer in Jersey City, I handle family law matters on a day to day basis. I appear before the Hudson County Family Court Judges in the New Jersey Superior Court-Hudson County on these important issues and I write this page to provide some basic but important information.
The first step in obtaining or having a modification of an order, is to file the required paperwork for what are know as FD (Non-Dissolution Case Applications). For non-married parties, These applications address: child custody, child support, trying to relocate a child out of New Jersey, Enforcing a Hudson County Family Court Order, Reconsider or Vacate a Family Court Order or to Modify a Hudson County Family Court Order. These applications can be filed through a family law attorney or direct at the New Jersey Superior Hudson County Court 595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. So whether you live in Jersey City, Bayonne, Hoboken, West New York, Union City or elsewhere in Hudson County, your case will be heard there.
Family Court matters are heard at 8:30 am or 1:30 pm. The Judges are: Judge D'Elia, Judge Vanek, Judge Baber, Judge Schillari-Rich, Judge Mantineo and Judge Rodriguez. The important application paperwork you file are read by the Judge's law clerk before court and are important. Regardless of the Judge, if your case is about child custody or parenting time, the best interests of a child are the main factor and key issue. To determine that the court will look at who handles the day to day care of the children, if there is alienation, violation of prior court orders, age and health of the parties, which school they will attend, the living conditions and the like. If material facts are in issue, a plenary hearing (a mini trial before the Judge where you can call witnesses, present evidence such as police incident reports from the police department, ask questions) will be set and a custody decision will be made. This can also apply to parenting time and unique child support cases.
So whether you are seeking a parenting time schedule, custody, child support or other order from the Family Court, our law firm can help you today. We are Hudson County Family Law Attorneys in Jersey City and are hear to handle this important legal issues. We can be reached on 973-337-9643.