New Jersey Divorce Courts – Where to file?

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Divorce can be a stressful process with a number of legal technicalities. Knowing what paperwork to complete and where to properly file it can expedite the process. In order to file for divorce in the state of New Jersey, you must fill out the appropriate divorce paperwork and file them with your county clerk’s office.

There are 21 counties in the state of New Jersey, and where you and your spouse reside will determine where you must file your paperwork. Be prepared to show Proof of Residency when you file (driver’s license with address, utility bills, lease agreement or mortgage documents, etc.). While you and your spouse do not both need to live in the same county, the person who files as the Plaintiff must file in their NJ county of current residence.

Each county has their own way of accepting documentation. Usually, the paperwork will be processed in the court’s Family Division, but in some smaller county courthouses, they will accept it at an administration desk.

Listed below are the locations and contact information for each NJ county, with specific links to the correct Family Division or location to file your initial Divorce paperwork. Remember, divorce lawyers are well versed in the proceedings for each county. Contacting an experienced lawyer to assist you in filing your paperwork and protecting your assets is a smart move.

ATLANTIC COUNTY
Atlantic County Civil Courthouse
1201 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 594-3471

BERGEN COUNTY
Bergen Vicinage
Family Division Main Office
10 Main Street, Room 163
Hackensack, NJ  07601
201-527-2300
Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

BURLINGTON COUNTY
Burlington Vicinage Civil Division
49 Rancocas Road
PO Box 6555
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-518-2600

CAMDEN COUNTY
Camden County Hall of Justice
Family Division, 2nd Floor
101 South 5th Street, Suite 670
Camden NJ, 08103
856-379-2200

CAPE MAY COUNTY
Cape May Courthouse
Family Division
9 N. Main Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 463-6600

CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Cumberland Vicinage
60 West Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-8000

ESSEX COUNTY
Essex Vicinage Family Division
Superior Court of New Jersey – Family Division
Wilentz Justice Complex
212 Washington Street
Newark, NJ  07102
Main Phone: (973) 693-6600

GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Gloucester Vicinage
1 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
856-853-3200

HUDSON COUNTY
Hudson Vicinage
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201-795-6000

HUNTERDON COUNTY
Hunterdon Vicinage
65 Park Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822

MERCER COUNTY
Mercer County Family Case Management Office
175 South Broad Street, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, New Jersey 08650-0068
(609) 571-4380

MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Middlesex County Courthouse – Family Division
56 Paterson St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0964
(732) 519-3200

MONMOUTH COUNTY
Superior Court of New Jersey Monmouth Vicinage
71 Monument Park
Freehold NJ, 07728
(732) 677-4300
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-4:30pm

MORRIS COUNTY
Morris County Courthouse 
Washington & Court Streets
Morristown, NJ 07960-0910
(973) 656-4000
Hours: M – F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30.m.

OCEAN COUNTY
Ocean Vicinage Family Division
118 Washington Street.
Toms River, NJ 08754
732-929-2042

PASSAIC COUNTY
Passaic Vicinage Family Division
77 Hamilton Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-247-8000

SALEM COUNTY
Salem Vicinage
92 Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079
856-935-7510

SOMERSET COUNTY
Somerset Vicinage
20 North Bridge Street
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262
(908)231-7191

SUSSEX COUNTY
Sussex County Judicial Center 
43-47 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 579-0675
Hours: M – F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30.m.

UNION COUNTY
Union Vicinage Family Division
New Annex Building
10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207

WARREN COUNTY
Warren Vicinage
413 2nd Street, P.O. Box 900
Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6161

Having the right legal team on your side can make the divorce process that much easier. Contact the knowledgeable divorce lawyers at Castronovo & McKinney for more information.

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