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Types Of New Jersey Law Division Motions

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TYPES OF NEW JERSEY MOTIONS

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY MOTION?
A New Jersey motion is a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant’s formal request, made by an application called a New Jersey motion, to have the New Jersey court take some action in favor of the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant making the New Jersey motion. The New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant making the New Jersey motion is called the “moving party” or “movant” and the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant Answering the New Jersey motion is called the “respondent” or “responding party” or “nonmoving party” or “opposing party”. The New Jersey papers submitted with the New Jersey moving party’s motion are called “moving papers” and the New Jersey papers submitted in opposition to the New Jersey motion are called New Jersey opposition papers. The date that the New Jersey motion is scheduled to be heard is called its New Jersey motion hearing date or New Jersey return date or “hearing date”. If you face a New Jersey motion, given the complex nature of New Jersey motions and frequent changes in the law and court rules, you should seek professional advice from a New Jersey lawyer. No website is a substitute for competent New Jersey legal advice. This article is about New Jersey motions other than those that are filed and heard in the New Jersey court, Small Claims Section or the Superior Court of New Jersey, New Jersey Law Division, Civil Part or the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Part.

WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF THE TYPES OF NEW JERSEY MOTIONS?
There are many kinds of New Jersey motions. Some of these include the following:
• New Jersey motion to dismiss New Jersey court complaint for failure to Answer New Jersey Interrogatories.
• New Jersey motion to suppress a New Jersey court Answer for failure to Answer New Jersey Interrogatories.
• New Jersey motion for more specific Answers to New Jersey court Interrogatories.
• New Jersey motion to transfer a New Jersey court case from the New Jersey court to the New Jersey Law Division.
• New Jersey motion to dismiss New Jersey court complaint for failure to state a claim for relief.
• New Jersey motion for summary judgment.
• New Jersey motion for leave to file an amended complaint.
• New Jersey motion to transfer venue of the New Jersey court case from one county to another county.

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY MOTION TO DISMISS A COMPLAINT FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM FOR RELIEF?
A New Jersey motion to Dismiss a Complaint for Failure To State A Claim For Relief is a party’s formal request, made by an application called a New Jersey motion, to have some or all portions of a New Jersey court complaint, New Jersey court counterclaim or New Jersey court crossclaim dismissed for a failure to state a valid legal claim. It may be made “with prejudice” – essentially a dismissal forever or “without prejudice” – essentially a temporary dismissal. The New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant making the New Jersey motion to Dismiss a Complaint for Failure To State A Claim For Relief is called the “moving party” or “movant” and the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant responding to the New Jersey motion to Dismiss a Complaint for Failure To State A Claim For Relief is called the “respondent” or “responding party” or “nonmoving party” or “opposing party”. The New Jersey papers submitted with the New Jersey moving party’s motion are called “moving papers” and the New Jersey papers submitted in opposition to the New Jersey motion to Dismiss a Complaint for Failure To State A Claim For Relief are called New Jersey opposition papers. The date that the New Jersey motion to Dismiss a Complaint for Failure To State A Claim For Relief is scheduled to be heard is called its New Jersey motion hearing date or New Jersey return date or “hearing date”. If you want to file a New Jersey motion to Dismiss a Complaint for Failure To State A Claim For Relief, given the complex nature of such New Jersey motions and frequent changes in the law and court rules, you should seek professional advice from a New Jersey attorney. No website is a substitute for competent legal advice. New Jersey motions to dismiss have special requirements (not listed in this article) in addition to those for other types of New Jersey motions. Another article on this website deals with the requirements of New Jersey motions to dismiss.

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY MOTION TO DISMISS A COMPLAINT FOR FAILURE TO ANSWER NEW JERSEY INTERROGATORIES OR A NEW JERSEY MOTION TO STRIKE A COMPLAINT FOR FAILURE TO ANSWER NEW JERSEY INTERROGATORIES OR A MOTION TO STRIKE A NEW JERSEY ANSWER FOR FAILURE TO ANSWER NEW JERSEY INTERROGATORIES OR A NEW JERSEY MOTION TO SUPPRESS A NEW JERSEY ANSWER FOR FAILURE TO ANSWER NEW JERSEY INTERROGATORIES?
A New Jersey Motion To Dismiss A Complaint For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories Or A New Jersey Motion To Strike A Complaint For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories Or A Motion To Strike A New Jersey Answer For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories Or A New Jersey Motion To Suppress A New Jersey Answer For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories are all types of New Jersey motions to punish New Jersey plaintiffs or New Jersey defendants for failing to Answer New Jersey Interrogatories. If a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant sends New Jersey Interrogatories to their New Jersey opponent and the New Jersey opponent ignores the New Jersey Interrogatories, after warning the New Jersey opponent of the failure to Answer the New Jersey Interrogatories, if the New Jersey opponent still fails to Answer, the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant waiting for the overdue New Jersey Answers may file a New Jersey motion. New Jersey defendants file a New Jersey Motion To Dismiss A Complaint For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories Or A New Jersey Motion To Strike A Complaint For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories. New Jersey plaintiffs file A Motion To Strike A New Jersey Answer For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories Or A New Jersey Motion To Suppress A New Jersey Answer For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories. Also, New Jersey defendants that also file New Jersey counterclaims may file as part of their New Jersey Motion To Strike An Answer To A New Jersey Counterclaim For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories Or A New Jersey Motion To Suppress A New Jersey Answer To A New Jersey Counterclaim For Failure To Answer New Jersey Interrogatories. The New Jersey papers submitted with the New Jersey moving party’s motion are called “moving papers” and the New Jersey papers submitted in opposition to the New Jersey motion are called New Jersey opposition papers. The date that the New Jersey motion is scheduled to be heard is called its New Jersey motion hearing date or New Jersey return date or “hearing date”. If you want to file a New Jersey motion, given the complex nature of such New Jersey motions and frequent changes in the law and court rules, you should seek professional advice from a New Jersey attorney. No website is a substitute for competent legal advice. New Jersey motions to dismiss have special requirements (not listed in this article) in addition to those for other types of New Jersey motions. Another article on this website deals with the requirements of New Jersey motions to dismiss.

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY MOTION TO TRANSFER A NEW JERSEY CASE TO NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION DUE TO THE VALUE OF THE NEW JERSEY CASE?
A New Jersey Motion To Transfer A New Jersey Case To New Jersey Law Division is a New Jersey motion to move a New Jersey case from New Jersey – in which the dollar limit of damage awards is limited to $15,000 – to New Jersey Law Division where there is in theory no limit to damage awards. A New Jersey plaintiff, after commencement of a New Jersey case, but before the New Jersey trial date, may apply for removal of the New Jersey action to the New Jersey Law Division, on the ground that it appears likely that the recovery will exceed the New Jersey court monetary limit by (1) filing and serving in the New Jersey court an affidavit or that of an authorized agent stating that the affiant believes that the amount of the claim, when established by proof, will exceed the sum or value constituting the monetary limit of the New Jersey court and that it is filed in good faith and not for the purpose of delay; and (2) filing in the New Jersey Law Division and serving a New Jersey motion for transfer. After the filing of the New Jersey Motion To Transfer A New Jersey Case To New Jersey Law Division, the New Jersey Law Division shall order the transfer if it finds that there is reasonable cause to believe that the amended claim is founded on fact and that it has reasonable chance for success upon the trial thereof. A New Jersey defendant filing a New Jersey counterclaim in excess of the New Jersey court monetary limit may apply for removal of the New Jersey action to the New Jersey Law Division by (1) filing and serving in the New Jersey court the counterclaim together with an affidavit or that of an authorized agent stating that the affiant believes that the amount of such New Jersey claim, when established by proof, will exceed the sum or value constituting the monetary limit of the New Jersey court and that it is filed in good faith and not for the purpose of delay; and (2) filing in the New Jersey Law Division and serving a motion for transfer. After the filing of the New Jersey Motion To Transfer A New Jersey Case To New Jersey Law Division, the New Jersey Law Division shall order the New Jersey case to be transferred if it finds that there is reasonable cause to believe that the New Jersey counterclaim is founded on fact and that it has reasonable chance for success upon the trial thereof. Upon presentation of an order transferring an action to the New Jersey Law Division, the clerk of the New Jersey court shall transmit the papers on file in the New Jersey court, together with copies thereof, to the deputy clerk of the Superior Court in the county of venue. The New Jersey papers submitted with the New Jersey moving party’s New Jersey Motion To Transfer A New Jersey Case To New Jersey Law Division are called “moving papers” and the New Jersey papers submitted in opposition to the New Jersey motion are called New Jersey opposition papers. The date that the New Jersey motion is scheduled to be heard is called its New Jersey motion hearing date or New Jersey return date or “hearing date”. If you want to file a New Jersey motion, given the complex nature of such New Jersey motions and frequent changes in the law and court rules, you should seek professional advice from a New Jersey attorney. No website is a substitute for competent legal advice. New Jersey motions to dismiss have special requirements (not listed in this article) in addition to those for other types of New Jersey motions. Another article on this website deals with the requirements of New Jersey motions to dismiss.

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTION?
A New Jersey summary judgment motion is a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant’s formal request, made by an application called a New Jersey motion, to have some or all portions of a New Jersey case decided by a judge in that party’s favor and before a trial occurs. The New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant making the New Jersey summary judgment motion is called the “moving party” or “movant” and the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant Answering the New Jersey summary judgment motion is called the “respondent” or “responding party” or “nonmoving party” or “opposing party”. The New Jersey papers submitted with the New Jersey moving party’s motion are called “moving papers” and the New Jersey papers submitted in opposition to the New Jersey summary judgment motion are called New Jersey opposition papers. The date that the New Jersey summary judgment motion is scheduled to be heard is called its New Jersey motion hearing date or New Jersey return date or “hearing date”. Judges decide issues of law in a New Jersey case. In jury trials, juries decide factual issues of a New Jersey case and in trials without a jury (called “nonjury trials”) a judge decides the facts of a New Jersey case. A New Jersey summary Judgment Motion is a type of New Jersey motion that seek the dismissal of part or all of a New Jersey case or of the defense to a New Jersey case without the need for holding a trial. A New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant seeking any affirmative relief may, after the service of the pleading claiming such relief, move for a summary judgment or order on all or any part thereof or as to any defense. The New Jersey judgment or order sought shall be rendered forthwith if the pleadings, depositions, Answers to Interrogatories and admissions on file, together with the affidavits, if any, show that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact challenged and that the New Jersey moving party is entitled to a judgment or order as a matter of law. An issue of fact is genuine only if, considering the burden of persuasion at a New Jersey trial, the evidence submitted by the parties on the New Jersey motion, together with all legitimate inferences therefrom favoring the non-moving party, would require submission of the issue to the trier of fact. The New Jersey court shall find the facts and state its conclusions in accordance with R. 1:7-4. A summary judgment or order, interlocutory in character, may be rendered on any issue in the action (including the issue of liability) although there is a genuine factual dispute as to any other issue (including any issue as to the amount of damages). Subject to the provisions of R. 4:42-2 (judgment upon multiple claims), a summary judgment final in character may be rendered in respect of any portion of the damages claimed. In a New Jersey summary judgment motion, the New Jersey moving party claims that some or all of the important facts of the New Jersey case are not in dispute and therefore, that the law entitles the New Jersey moving party to a judgment on part or all of the New Jersey case. Summary judgment motions are usually successful where there are no important issues of fact to be decided at a New Jersey trial and therefore, the New Jersey judge is able to decide the New Jersey case before the New Jersey trial. If you face a New Jersey summary judgment motion, given the complex nature of such New Jersey motions and frequent changes in the law and court rules, you should seek professional advice from a New Jersey lawyer. No website is a substitute for competent New Jersey legal advice. New Jersey summary judgment motions have special requirements (not listed in this article) in addition to those for other types of New Jersey motions. Another article on this website deals with the requirements of New Jersey summary judgment motions.

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION?
A New Jersey motion for reconsideration, also called a New Jersey reconsideration motion, is a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant’s formal request, made by an application called a New Jersey motion, to have the New Jersey court reconsider or change a New Jersey judgment or New Jersey order made by a New Jersey judge. A New Jersey motion For Reconsideration Of A New Jersey judgment or New Jersey order is a party’s formal request, made by an application called a New Jersey motion, to have some or all portions of a New Jersey court judgment or New Jersey court order “overturned” or “removed” from the New Jersey court’s records or “changed”. New Jersey motion For Reconsideration Of A New Jersey judgment or New Jersey order is also called a New Jersey motion to alter or amend a judgment or order. The New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant making the New Jersey motion For Reconsideration Of A New Jersey judgment or New Jersey order is called the “moving party” or “movant” and the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant responding to the New Jersey motion For Reconsideration Of A New Jersey judgment or New Jersey order is called the “respondent” or “responding party” or “nonmoving party” or “opposing party”. The New Jersey papers submitted with the moving party’s motion are called “moving papers” and the New Jersey papers submitted in opposition to the New Jersey motion For Reconsideration Of A New Jersey judgment or New Jersey order are called New Jersey opposition papers. The date that the New Jersey motion For Reconsideration Of A New Jersey judgment or New Jersey order is scheduled to be heard is called its New Jersey motion hearing date or New Jersey return date or “hearing date”. If you want to file a New Jersey motion For Reconsideration Of A New Jersey judgment or New Jersey order, given the complex nature of such New Jersey motions and frequent changes in the law and court rules, you should seek professional advice from a New Jersey attorney. No website is a substitute for competent legal advice. New Jersey motions for reconsideration may have special requirements (not listed in this article) in addition to those for other types of New Jersey motions. Another article on this website deals with the requirements of New Jersey motions for reconsideration.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NEW JERSEY INTERLOCUTORY ORDER OR NEW JERSEY INTERLOCUTORY JUDGMENT AND A NEW JERSEY FINAL ORDER OR NEW JERSEY FINAL JUDGMENT?
There are 2 types of New Jersey motions for reconsideration – motions for reconsideration of final judgments and final orders and motions for reconsideration of interlocutory judgments and interlocutory orders. A New Jersey order or New Jersey judgment may be either interlocutory or final. New Jersey interlocutory orders and New Jersey interlocutory judgments are not final – they are subject to change while a New Jersey case is actively litigated in the New Jersey court or before the New Jersey case is resolved as to all parties and issues. New Jersey final orders and New Jersey final judgments typically decide a New Jersey case or issue in the New Jersey case fully and finally. The difference between New Jersey final and New Jersey interlocutory judgments and New Jersey final and New Jersey interlocutory orders is the timing in which to seek reconsideration before it is too late and the standard for deciding the different types of judgments and orders. A New Jersey motion for reconsideration of interlocutory orders may be made at any time until final judgment is entered in the New Jersey case in the New Jersey court's discretion and in the interests of justice. The New Jersey court has the inherent power to be exercised in its sound discretion, to review, revise, reconsider and modify its interlocutory judgments and interlocutory orders at any time prior to the entry of a New Jersey final judgment. Reconsideration of final judgments or final orders must be made (filed) within 20 days of the entry of the New Jersey final judgment or New Jersey final order. The rules governing New Jersey final judgments and New Jersey final orders generally require that evidence must be newly discovered to be considered but that requirement does not apply to New Jersey interlocutory judgments and New Jersey interlocutory orders. But interlocutory orders and interlocutory judgments may be reconsidered under the interests of justice standard. That entitlement to change a prior New Jersey court ruling in the interests of justice and the 20 day time limit for making motions for reconsiderations of final orders and final judgments under a more difficult standard are what distinguish New Jersey interlocutory orders and New Jersey interlocutory judgments from New Jersey final orders and New Jersey final judgments.

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT?
A New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment is a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant’s formal request, made by an application called a motion, to vacate the entry of a default entered against a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant. In New Jersey court cases, if a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant fails to file a written New Jersey Answer to the New Jersey complaint, New Jersey answer or New Jersey third party complaint, the New Jersey court clerk, upon a New Jersey plaintiff’s or New Jersey defendant’s request, will enter a New Jersey default on the New Jersey court’s docket. If a New Jersey defendant is defaulted by the New Jersey court in a New Jersey court case, then no New Jersey trial will occur (unless the New Jersey court vacates the New Jersey default) and the New Jersey plaintiff has a certain amount of time from the date of the entry of default to file additional paperwork with the New Jersey court to seek a New Jersey default judgment against a New Jersey defendant. When a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant has a New Jersey court Default entered against them, to have their “day in court” they must normally file a New Jersey motion To Vacate Default and thereafter file a New Jersey Answer and have a trial or have their New Jersey case decided in the future by another motion filed in the New Jersey court. The New Jersey papers submitted with the New Jersey moving party’s motion are called “moving papers” and the New Jersey papers submitted in opposition to the New Jersey motion are called New Jersey opposition papers. The date that the New Jersey motion is scheduled to be heard is called its New Jersey motion hearing date or New Jersey return date or “hearing date”. If you want to file a New Jersey motion To Vacate Default, given the complex nature of such New Jersey motions and frequent changes in the law and court rules, you should seek professional advice from a New Jersey lawyer licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. No website is a substitute for competent legal advice by a New Jersey lawyer. New Jersey motions to vacate default may have special requirements (not listed in this article) in addition to those for other types of New Jersey motions.

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT JUDGMENT?
A New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment is a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant’s formal request, made by an application called a motion, to have some or all portions of a judgment removed from the New Jersey court’s records so that the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant against whom the judgment was entered has an opportunity to go to trial. A New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment is not the end of the New Jersey court case – it is usually a new beginning. When a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant has a New Jersey court Default Judgment entered against them, to have their “day in court” they must normally file a New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment and thereafter file a New Jersey Answer and have a trial or have their New Jersey case decided in the future by another motion filed in the New Jersey court. The most common exception to a New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant not having to ask for a new “day in court” after a New Jersey court default judgment is vacated occurs when the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant making the motion can prove that they paid the judgment (not to be confused with paying the debt that formed the basis of the judgment before the judgment was entered). If a person or business wants to vacate a New Jersey court default judgment, the sooner they file the New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment , the better. This is because the New Jersey court often is less likely to grant a New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment if the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant making the New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment is called the “moving party” or “movant” and the New Jersey plaintiff or New Jersey defendant responding to the New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment is called the “respondent” or “responding party” or “nonmoving party” or “opposing party”. The New Jersey papers submitted with the moving party’s motion are called “moving papers” and the New Jersey papers submitted in opposition to the New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment are called New Jersey opposition papers. The date that the New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment is scheduled to be heard is called its New Jersey motion hearing date or New Jersey return date or “hearing date”. If you want to file a New Jersey motion To Vacate Default Judgment, given the complex nature of such New Jersey motions and frequent changes in the law and court rules, you should seek professional advice from a New Jersey lawyer licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. No website is a substitute for competent legal advice by a New Jersey lawyer. New Jersey motions to vacate default judgment may have special requirements (not listed in this article) in addition to those for other types of New Jersey motions. Another article on this website deals with the requirements of New Jersey motions to vacate default judgment.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR NEW JERSEY CASE?
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WHY SHOULD NEW JERSEY PRO SE PLAINTIFFS AND NEW JERSEY PRO SE DEFENDANTS SEEK HELP FROM A NEW JERSEY LAWYER?
Handling your New Jersey case wrong from the beginning may only cost you more money and time in the end!! Do it right the first time by seeking legal advice from a competent New Jersey lawyer!
Many New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants make the mistake of not consulting a New Jersey lawyer before filing New Jersey Court papers only to later learn that the New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants made serious mistakes that could cause them to lose their New Jersey case. Let the Law Office of Paul DePetris help you with your New Jersey case.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY COURT PERSONNEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE?
New Jersey Court employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a New Jersey Court judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees. Most New Jersey Court employees are not trained New Jersey attorneys and therefore, they may not know what advice to give you. Working at the New Jersey Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY COURT FORMS PROVIDED BY THE NEW JERSEY COURT?
The New Jersey Court usually provides certain types of New Jersey Court legal forms to the public and those forms are often very helpful. However, beware relying on New Jersey Court forms provided by the New Jersey Court – the New Jersey Court forms are often deceptively simple, while New Jersey cases often are much more complex than they first appear to be. There is simply no substitute for a competent New Jersey attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey who has experience handling New Jersey cases. New Jersey Court forms don’t talk and New Jersey Court forms and their directions rarely, if ever, cover every possible situation, set of facts or legal issue that may arise in a New Jersey case. Each New Jersey case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. If you can afford a competent New Jersey attorney, it is best to have the New Jersey attorney prepare your New Jersey Court paperwork for you.

CAN I HANDLE A NEW JERSEY CASE MYSELF?
Many New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants can and do successfully handle New Jersey cases, from filing the first paperwork to the collection of a New Jersey Court judgment. However, many other New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants also make mistakes that lead to the dismissal of their New Jersey cases or that result in the entry of a New Jersey Court money judgment against them. The greater the money at stake, the greater the reason to consider using the services of a competent attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey to handle part or all of the New Jersey case. The following are reasons to use an attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey case:
• New Jersey Court fees often change
• New Jersey Court rules often change
• New Jersey Court employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a New Jersey Court judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees
• New Jersey Court forms available on websites may not cover every situation you may face in Court
• each New Jersey case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges
• it is very common for New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants to file inadequate or incorrect New Jersey Court complaints that result in the New Jersey Court complaints or answers to New Jersey Court complaints being rejected by the New Jersey Court or being dismissed by the New Jersey Court after filing and before or after trial because of procedural deficiencies.
• it is not uncommon for judges to get very frustrated by an unrepresented party’s lack of preparation or ignorance of the facts or law of the New Jersey case.
• a Court has the power to punish unprepared New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants, such as by throwing their New Jersey case out of Court or limiting what they can present at the New Jersey Court trial.
• New Jersey has many published cases, laws, regulations, Court rules and rules of evidence that can be very tricky to understand and that can be used to prevent you from doing much of what you want to do at the New Jersey Court trial.
• it is very common for Courts to refuse to allow a party to use or refer to documents or items at the New Jersey Court trial that the person themselves never prepared. Often New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants stumble into New Jersey Court with a video, photograph, bill or affidavit or other form of written statement, thinking they are going to use it as proof that they lost money or that they are not responsible for someone else’s damages, only to have a New Jersey Court judge tell the New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants that it is not going to even consider such items or documents.
• without the proper preparation, items and documents may never be considered by the New Jersey Court. Also, if there are any legal issues to be dealt with at the New Jersey Court trial, you must be prepared to argue them, which may require you to refer to Court rules, evidence rules, laws, regulations or published cases.
• you cannot show up at the New Jersey Court expecting the judge hearing your New Jersey case to explain Court rules, evidence rules, Court procedure or the details of the law that applies to your New Jersey case. The judge hearing your New Jersey case is not permitted to give you legal advice.

It is important to remember that even if you have an attorney, you could lose your New Jersey case. Hiring an attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey case does not guarantee your success. However, it may provide what is needed to win your New Jersey case or to avoid certain mistakes.

DOES THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HAVE EXPERIENCE HANDLING NEW JERSEY CASES?
Yes. Paul DePetris has performed the following tasks:
• handled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey, from Bergen County New Jersey to Cumberland County New Jersey, including representations of individuals, small businesses and large corporations.
• settled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey.
• reviewed many New Jersey Court settlement agreements.
• enforced many New Jersey Court settlement agreements.
• provided New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants with New Jersey Court legal advice and prepared New Jersey Court legal forms
• prepared and filed many New Jersey Court complaints
• tried New Jersey Court jury trials
• mediated many New Jersey cases
• argued New Jersey motions
• handled New Jersey Court proof hearings
• handled New Jersey Court post judgment collection proceedings

Mr. DePetris has appeared before the Superior Court of New Jersey in the following counties:
• Atlantic County New Jersey Court
• Bergen County New Jersey Court
• Burlington County New Jersey Court
• Camden County New Jersey Court
• Cape May County New Jersey Court
• Cumberland County New Jersey Court
• Essex County New Jersey Court
• Gloucester County New Jersey Court
• Hudson County New Jersey Court
• Mercer County New Jersey Court
• Middlesex County New Jersey Court
• Monmouth County New Jersey Court
• Morris County New Jersey Court
• Ocean County New Jersey Court
• Passaic County New Jersey Court
• Salem County New Jersey Court
• Somerset County New Jersey Court
• Sussex County New Jersey Court
• Union County New Jersey Court
• Warren County New Jersey Court

IN WHAT NEW JERSEY COUNTIES WILL THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HANDLE NEW JERSEY CASES?
The Law Office of Paul DePetris offers to handle and help individuals and businesses with New Jersey Court Claims cases in North, Central and Southern New Jersey, including cases in the following New Jersey counties:
• Atlantic County New Jersey Court
• Bergen County New Jersey Court
• Burlington County New Jersey Court
• Camden County New Jersey Court
• Cape May County New Jersey Court
• Cumberland County New Jersey Court
• Essex County New Jersey Court
• Gloucester County New Jersey Court
• Hudson County New Jersey Court
• Mercer County New Jersey Court
• Middlesex County New Jersey Court
• Monmouth County New Jersey Court
• Morris County New Jersey Court
• Ocean County New Jersey Court
• Passaic County New Jersey Court
• Salem County New Jersey Court
• Somerset County New Jersey Court
• Sussex County New Jersey Court
• Union County New Jersey Court
• Warren County New Jersey Court

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO HANDLE MY NEW JERSEY CASE FROM BEGINNING TO END?
In many situations, the Law Office of Paul DePetris offers alternatives to handling New Jersey cases for an hourly fee, such as by offering to handle your New Jersey case up to trial for a fixed fee or to help you handle your New Jersey case by yourself. Such flexible methods may allow you to keep the amount legal fees you spend on your New Jersey case to a fixed sum, while providing you the help you need to handle your New Jersey case. For a no obligation phone consultation about what the Firm might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris.

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