You can request an Emergent Hearing with the court for urgent issues of a child's safety.
Order to Show Cause
Asking the court for an emergency remedy must be the only way to prevent immediate harm.
Use the following form, which includes examples of emergent hearing issues:
If this is the first time filing an ED (non-divorce) case, include:
If you already have an FD docket number, and the same parties are involved, use:
Options for Filing an Emergent Hearing Request
- Option 1: Upload your forms on on Judiciary Electronic Document Submission (JEDS). There is no fee for a first time filing. If you are asking to modify your case, there is a $25 fee, payable by credit card.
- Option 2: You can deliver your forms to the county courthouse. There is no fee if filing for the first time. For requests to modify your case, there is a $25 fee. Bring a check or money order made payable to Treasurer, State of NJ. Bring a separate check or money for $6 if asking for child support, also made payable to Treasure, Sate of NJ.
- Option 3: Mail your forms to the county courthouse. If asking to modify a case, include a check or money order for the $25 fee made out to Treasurer, State of NJ. If you are asking for child support, include a separate $6 check or money order payable to Treasurer, State of NJ.