Family Court

NJ Family Court Overview

Happy Mixed Race Ethnic Family Having Fun Playing In The Park.Guiding clients through what to expect from family courts

The state of New Jersey abolished the Domestic Relation Court under L.1983, c.405 in favor of the Family Division of the Superior Court. The Family Division hears cases in New Jersey related to families. If you are involved in a contested family law matter, you will most likely find yourself in a Family Court. The Family Division of the Superior Court hears a variety of legal matters related to the family, including domestic violence, divorce and relevant issues, adoption, child support, child custody, child visitation, enforcement orders, modifications, and juvenile delinquency matters. If you are involved in a legal matter that will be heard in family court, you need an effective attorney with essential knowledge of the court to guide you through your legal matter.  The Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC has years of experience in the family courts of New Jersey. The firm has successfully handled countless cases of divorce and other family law issues for the people of New Jersey. If you need a committed family court attorney to represent your needs, contact the Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC.

What happens in family court?

Family Court cases are civil matters involving spouses, children, and domestic partners. When cases involve children, the court will always act in the best interests of the children first and foremost. In many ways, the Family Division of the Superior Court functions similarly to other New Jersey Courts. Most cases are on the public record. When cases involve children, the court may be closed off to protect the privacy of the child. When you go to trial, you are expected to follow the traditions and rules of each particular court. Every case has a docket number for identification. You are expected to be on time. If you are not, the court may rule in favor of the other party through a default judgment, except in cases involving military personnel on active duty. Parties are welcome to file a motion before, during, and after the trial. When a court passes judgment, the order is binding and the parties have a right to appeal. In contrast with other courts, cases heard in the Family Division of the Superior Court are heard and decided on by a judge instead of a jury of your peers.  

Middlesex County Family Court

120 New Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
(732) 519-3100

Somerset County Family Court

20 N Bridge St
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231-7191

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Contact a Middlesex County attorney to represent you in family court

The Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC is a legal resource for the people of Middlesex County and all of New Jersey regarding legal matters heard in the Family Division of the Superior Court. If you believe you may be facing a court case based on divorce, child support, child custody, division of assets or any other legal matter heard in family court, you need an experienced attorney to help you navigate through the court’s proceedings and effectively represent your interests and protect your rights. If you need quality legal services, contact the Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC.