Follow these steps to change a parenting time, custody, or visitation order.
Change a Non-Dissolution Court Order
- Fill out the Application for Modification of Court Order or Cross-Application for Modification of a Court Order. You are the "Plaintiff."
- Include the current address of the other party. This is very important. The other party will receive a Notice to Appear in court and a copy of your court papers. If the other party cannot be reached, your case might be dismissed or delayed.
- What to do if you cannot find the other party:
- If you are asking for child support, your county welfare office can help you locate the other parent. They receive federal funding to perform this service for child support recipients.
- If you are not asking for child support, you can complete the Diligent Search Kit to show that you tried to find the other party.
- Your case cannot proceed until the other party is found.
- Fill out the Confidential Litigant Information Sheet.
- If you are asking for child support or a change to your child support order, fill out the Summary Form for Financial Information.
- If you are married and are asking for spousal support or a change to your child support order, fill out the Family Case Information Statement.
- Double check the forms. Do not leave any blank spaces. Write N/A if something does not apply to you. Make sure you sign them where it is required.
- Make a copy of the forms and keep them in a safe place.
- There are 3 ways to deliver the forms.
- Option 1: You can upload your forms on Judiciary Electronic Document Submission (JEDS)here. You can pay the $25 filing fee with a credit card. Do you qualify for a fee waiver?
- Option 2: You can deliver your forms to the county courthouse. Bring a $25 check or money order payable to Treasurer, State of NJ
- Option 3: You can mail your forms to the county courthouse. Include a $25 check or money order payable to Treasurer, State of NJ.