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Collecting Special Civil Judgments

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COLLECTING SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENTS

WHAT IS A SPECIAL CIVIL MONEY JUDGMENT?
A Special Civil money Judgment is a Judgment entered against a Special Civil defendant on a Special Civil complaint or entered against a Special Civil plaintiff on a Special Civil counterclaim for a specific amount of money.  It may be entered after the granting of a Special Civil summary Judgment motion or after the entry of a Special Civil default Judgment or after the entry of a Special Civil verdict following a Special Civil trial at which one party wins their case for monetary damages.  The person who is granted or awarded the Special Civil Judgment is the Judgment creditor and the person who owes the Special Civil Judgment is the Judgment debtor.

I WAS AWARDED A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT BY THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART – WHAT DO I DO NEXT? 
If you received a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment following a New Jersey Special Civil Part proceeding (such as a trial, mediation, or motion hearing) for an amount of money, that Special Civil Judgment is called a “Special Civil Judgment.”  If, after you receive a Special Civil Part Special Civil Judgment, it remains unpaid in whole or part, then you are entitled to seek to collect the Special Civil Judgment as a “Judgment Creditor” – a person owed a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment.   The person who owes the Special Civil Judgment is called a “Judgment Debtor.”   Special Civil Judgments entered in the New Jersey Special Civil Part do not collect themselves – to get a Special Civil Part Judgment collected, you or your attorney must file various papers with the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court and take various other steps.   Once you receive a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment in the New Jersey Special Civil Part, there is no guarantee that you shall collect the Special Civil Judgment.  However, there are steps you or your attorney may take to make it more likely that you shall collect your Special Civil Judgment.  When a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment is “executed”, that means that the Special Civil Judgment is carried into effect by giving the Special Civil Judgment Creditor part or all of the Special Civil Judgment.  For example, in the New Jersey Special Civil Part a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor may be able to execute on a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment by having a Special Civil Court Officer seize and sell a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s property and applying the sums recovered to satisfy part or all of the Special Civil Judgment. 

WHAT IF I RECEIVE PAPERS THAT REFER TO THE SPECIAL CIVIL JUDGMENT DEBTOR FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY? 
If you receive documents indicating that Special Civil Judgment Debtor filed for bankruptcy, you should immediately contact an attorney experienced in handling bankruptcy cases from the view of a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor to find out what additional steps you might take to collect your Special Civil Judgment or to prevent it from being eliminated or reduced in the bankruptcy.   It is not uncommon for parties who ignore bankruptcy filings to be punished by a bankruptcy Court.

CAN I EXECUTE MY SPECIAL CIVIL JUDGMENT AGAINST A DEBTOR’S PERSONAL PROPERTY? 
By filing the proper paperwork with the New Jersey Special Civil Part, a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor may try to collect a Special Civil Judgment.  The paperwork is called a Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) and the paperwork asks the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court try to collect the money owed on a Special Civil Judgment from the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor's bank account or from the personal property (such as jewelry, furniture, antiques, etc.).   The Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) can’t be used:  (1) if the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor only has $1,000.00 in personal property; or (2) to sell real estate to satisfy a Special Civil Judgment owed in the New Jersey Special Civil Part.   To properly complete the Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution), you need to know about the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor's personal property that might be used to satisfy your Special Civil Judgment – you need to confirm that the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor is the only owner of the personal property to be sold and to confirm its location.   When filling out the Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution), you describe the property to be sold and state the street address where it is located.  If the property is money in a bank account, you usually need to state the address of the bank where the money is located and the account number of the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s account.  After you submit the Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels to the New Jersey Special Civil Part and pay any necessary fee, if the form is properly completed, a Special Civil Court Officer shall likely try to execute the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment.   The New Jersey Special Civil Part adds a 10 percent fee to the amount of the Special Civil Judgment to pay the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer's commission and this fee appears on the Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) and as the Special Civil Judgment is collected, is paid to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer out of the money he collects to satisfy the Special Civil Judgment.  Once the New Jersey Special Civil Part issues a Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) payments are made directly to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer or the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court rather than to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor directly.  The New Jersey Special Civil Part is responsible for calculating the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer’s fee, deducting it from monies collected and forwarding the balance that the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor is due to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor (to the extent that they collect any monies).  If the Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) is fully satisfied, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer is supposed to return the Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) marked fully satisfied and the New Jersey Special Civil Part normally marks the satisfaction in the record of the case.
If the property is something other than money in a bank account, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer shall attempt the Special Civil Execution by trying to sell the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s personal property at a public sale, while permitting the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor to keep $1,000 worth of personal property.  If the property is money in a bank account, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer shall attempt the Special Civil Execution by trying to get the bank to freeze the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s bank account (called a “bank levy”).   While it is possible for a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor to use the Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels to have a Special Civil Court Officer seize the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor's automobile, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor must be able to show that the automobile is registered to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor.  To find out whether the automobile is in fact registered in the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s name, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor must request the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to provide the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor with a certified copy of the title and a certified lien search for the automobile.  Once accepted by the New Jersey Special Civil Part, the Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) remains valid for two years from its issuance date and once it expires, it can be renewed.   The New Jersey Special Civil Par cannot execute a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment against child support, welfare benefits, Social Security benefits or income, veterans' benefits or unemployment benefits.

IF THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART COURT OFFICER EXECUTES AGAINST A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR’S BANK ACCOUNT, HOW DO I GET THE MONEY FROM THAT ACCOUNT?
If, through a Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution), a Special Civil Court Officer levies against the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s bank account, the money frozen in the bank account does not automatically get turned over to you.   Instead, you must file a Special Civil motion to turn over funds with the New Jersey Special Civil Part and serve a complete copy of the Special Civil motion on both the bank where the funds are frozen and the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor.  If the New Jersey Special Civil Part grants the Special Civil motion to turn over funds, once the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer receives the Special Civil order granting the Special Civil motion, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer normally acts to comply with the Special Civil order.

WHAT IF THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR WANTS TO SETTLE WITH ME AFTER I FILE A SPECIAL CIVIL EXECUTION AGAINST GOODS AND CHATTELS (SPECIAL CIVIL WRIT OF EXECUTION) AND AFTER THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR’S BANK ACCOUNT IS FROZEN?
Occasionally, after the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor files a Special Civil Execution against goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) and after a levy has been made by the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor, brought to their knees, wants to make a settlement.  The New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor should be very careful about making a settlement at that point!  Special Civil Court Officers who make a valid levy or who in some way helped produce payment are due their 10 percent commission on any amount paid by the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor.  Accordingly, any payment the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor receives from a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor is subject to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer’s commission. 

WHAT IF I WANT TO EXECUTE AGAINST THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR’S PERSONAL PROPERTY BUT I DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT PROPERTY IS LOCATED OR WHAT IT IS?
Within certain periods of time, Special Civil Judgment creditors can serve Special Civil Judgment debtors with a Special Civil written request for the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor to disclose personal financial information (called an Special Civil Information Subpoena).  The Special Civil Information Subpoena consists of a series of Special Civil written questions that the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor is asked to answer under oath.  When answered truthfully and completely, the answers to the Special Civil Information Subpoena may provide the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor with the information necessary for the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor to proceed with a Special Civil Execution of goods and chattels (Special Civil writ of Execution) against the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s personal property.  The New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor serves the original and one copy of the Special Civil Information Subpoena upon the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor either personally or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested and simultaneously by regular mail along with self-addressed postage prepaid envelope.  Within 14 days from the date on which it was served, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor must answer the Special Civil Information Subpoena and return it to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor.  The Special Civil Information Subpoena may only be served once in a six month period, unless the New Jersey Special Civil Part provides its approval for more frequent use.

A New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor may file a Special Civil motion with the New Jersey Special Civil Part stating the amount due on the Special Civil Judgment and asking the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court to enter a Special Civil order requiring the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor or any other person with information about the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor's assets to answer questions under oath about the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s assets at a particular place and time.  There are limits to the number of orders that the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor may secure to compel a person to appear to answer such questions.   Once the Special Civil order is entered, at least 10 days before the appearance date, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor serves a copy of the Special Civil order on the person that is required to appear to answer the questions by mailing the Special Civil order copy by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested and simultaneously by regular mail. 

WHAT IF I SERVE AN SPECIAL CIVIL INFORMATION SUBPOENA AND THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR FAILS TO ANSWER IT?
Many debtors try to ignore answering the Special Civil Information Subpoena but if they do ignore the Special Civil Information Subpoena, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor may make a Special Civil motion for a Special Civil order to enforce the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor’s right to receive answers to the Special Civil Information Subpoena.  That type of Special Civil motion is called a Special Civil motion to enforce litigant’s rights.  While the Special Civil motion is a cumbersome process that encourages debtors to take their time answering Special Civil Information Subpoenas, if properly pursued, the Special Civil motions to enforce litigant’s rights can result in the New Jersey Special Civil Part issuing a warrant for the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s arrest and the New Jersey sheriff may thereafter arrest the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor and bring them to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Courthouse to face the Court for the failure to comply with the Special Civil Information Subpoena.

If the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor fails to fully answer and forward the Special Civil Information Subpoena within 21 days from the date it is served on the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor may also file a Special Civil motion with the New Jersey Special Civil Part for a Special Civil order allowing the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor to serve a separate Special Civil Information Subpoena on banks, employers or businesses who owe the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor money.

WHAT IF I SERVE A SPECIAL CIVIL ORDER REQUIRING SOMEONE TO APPEAR TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR’S ASSETS BUT THE PERSON REQUIRED TO APPEAR FAILS TO APPEAR? 
If the person supposed to appear in the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court order does not appear where and when specified in the Special Civil order or appears but fails to provide information about the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor's assets, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor may file a Special Civil motion with the New Jersey Special Civil Part asking the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court to punish the person failing to appear for their committing a contempt of Court. 

WHAT IF I SERVE AN SPECIAL CIVIL INFORMATION SUBPOENA AND THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR’S ANSWERS ARE INCOMPLETE?
If a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor answers an Special Civil Information Subpoena but does it in a way that is evasive, thereby avoiding the obligation to provide complete answers, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor may file a Special Civil motion for more specific answers to the Special Civil Information Subpoena or face a warrant for the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s arrest.  If the Special Civil motion is granted and the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor fails to comply with the Special Civil order after being served with it and the New Jersey Special Civil Part thereafter issues a warrant for the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s arrest, the New Jersey sheriff may thereafter arrest the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor and bring them to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Courthouse to face the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court for the failure to more fully answer the Special Civil Information Subpoena.

CAN I COLLECT MY SPECIAL CIVIL JUDGMENT BY EXECUTING AGAINST THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR’S WAGES?
If a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor works in New Jersey and earns more than a certain amount of money per week, you may seek to execute against the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s wages by filing a Special Civil motion for a Special Civil wage Execution with the New Jersey Special Civil Part and serving it on the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor by both regular and certified mail.  The New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor may object to the Special Civil motion being granted and if they do in the manner required by the New Jersey Court Rules, the New Jersey Special Civil Part will schedule a hearing on the Special Civil motion.  However, the grounds for objecting to a Special Civil wage Execution are usually quite limited.  If the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor does not properly object to the Special Civil motion for a Special Civil wage Execution or the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court denies the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor’s objection to the Special Civil motion, the New Jersey Special Civil Part shall enter a Special Civil order for a Special Civil wage Execution.  If this happens, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer is supposed to deliver the Special Civil order for the wage Execution to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor's employer and the employer is supposed to follow the Special Civil order’s directions by holding back a portion of the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor's pay and  sending the money held back to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Court Officer, who is supposed to send it to the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor.  

IF THE SPECIAL CIVIL JUDGMENT IS FULLY SATISFIED, DO I HAVE ANY OBLIGATIONS TO THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART JUDGMENT DEBTOR? 
If a Special Civil Judgment is fully satisfied, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor must file a document with the New Jersey Special Civil Part indicating that the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment was in fact fully satisfied.  The document is called a “warrant of satisfaction.”   Sometimes the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor or their attorney shall ask for a warrant of satisfaction once the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment is fully satisfied, with the intention of filing the Special Civil warrant with the New Jersey Special Civil Part.

WHAT IF I OR THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART COURT OFFICER CAN’T COLLECT MY SPECIAL CIVIL JUDGMENT IN THE NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL PART? 
If a New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor or a Special Civil Court Officer cannot collect a Special Civil Judgment in the New Jersey Special Civil Part, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor may have the Special Civil Judgment from the New Jersey Special Civil Part recorded in the Superior Court Clerk's Office in Trenton.  The Special Civil Judgment is docketed by paying a fee and filing the proper papers with the Superior Court Clerk's Office in Trenton.  The advantage to docketing the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment with the Superior Court Clerk's Office in Trenton is that, once properly docketed in the Superior Court, until the Special Civil Judgment is fully satisfied, the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor is unable sell with clear title any real estate owned in New Jersey.  However, there is also a disadvantage to docketing the Special Civil Judgment – once docketed, the Court Officers of the New Jersey Special Civil Part can no longer help the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor to collect the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment.  Instead, any further efforts that the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Creditor makes to collect the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment must be made through the New Jersey sheriff's Office in the county where the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment Debtor's assets are located.   Since the New Jersey sheriff’s efforts to recover the New Jersey Special Civil Part Judgment are not rewarded through commissions on the amount they may collect, many Judgment Creditor attorneys prefer to keep the Special Civil Judgment undocketed for as long as they believe there is a chance of collecting it through the New Jersey Special Civil Part’s Court.

WHY SHOULD SPECIAL CIVIL PRO SE PARTIES SEEK HELP FROM A SPECIAL CIVIL LAWYER?
Handling your Special Civil 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 Special Civil lawyer!
Many Special Civil pro se parties make the mistake of not consulting a Special Civil lawyer before filing Special Civil papers only to later learn that the Special Civil pro se parties made serious mistakes that could cause them to lose their Special Civil case.  New Jersey Special Civil employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a Special Civil 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 Special Civil employees are not trained attorneys and therefore, they may not know what advice to give you.  Working at the Special Civil Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law.   Let the Law Office of Paul DePetris help you with your Special Civil Case.  Not all Special Civil Cases require you to pay expensive legal fees to get legal help.  To receive a no cost phone consultation about what the Law Office of Paul DePetris might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY SMALL CLAIMS COURT PERSONNEL OR NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL COURT PERSONNEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE?
New Jersey Special Civil employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a Special Civil 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 Special Civil employees are not trained attorneys and therefore, they may not know what advice to give you.  Working at the Special Civil Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law. 

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

NEED HELP COLLECTING A SPECIAL CIVIL JUDGMENT?
Let the Law Office of Paul DePetris help you collect that Special Civil Judgment you recovered.  To receive a no cost phone consultation about what the Law Office of Paul DePetris might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com. 

CAN I HANDLE A NEW JERSEY SPECIAL CIVIL CASE MYSELF?
Many people can and do successfully handle New Jersey Special Civil cases, from filing the first paperwork to the collection of a New Jersey Special Civil Judgment.  However, many other people also make mistakes that lead to the dismissal of their New Jersey Special Civil cases or that result in the entry of a New Jersey Special Civil 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 Special Civil case.  The following are reasons to use an attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey Special Civil case:
• New Jersey Special Civil fees often change
• New Jersey Special Civil rules often change
• New Jersey Special Civil employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a 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 Special Civil court forms available on websites may not cover every situation you may face in court
• each New Jersey Special Civil case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges
• it is very common for people to file inadequate or incorrect New Jersey Special Civil complaints that result in the New Jersey Special Civil complaints or answers to New Jersey Special Civil complaints being rejected by the New Jersey Special Civil or being dismissed by the New Jersey Special Civil 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 Special Civil case.  
• a court has the power to punish unprepared parties, such as by throwing their New Jersey Special Civil case out of court or limiting what they can present at the New Jersey Special Civil 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 Special Civil 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 Special Civil trial that the person themselves never prepared.  Often parties stumble into New Jersey Special Civil 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 judge tell the parties 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 Special Civil.  Also, if there are any legal issues to be dealt with at the New Jersey Special Civil 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 Special Civil expecting the judge hearing your New Jersey Special Civil case to explain court rules, evidence rules, court procedure or the details of the law that applies to your New Jersey Special Civil case.  The judge hearing your New Jersey Special Civil 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 Special Civil case.  Hiring an attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey Special Civil case does not guarantee your success.  However, it may provide what is needed to win your New Jersey Special Civil case or to avoid certain mistakes.

Does The Law Office Of Paul Depetris Have Experience Handling New Jersey Special Civil Cases?
Yes.  Paul DePetris has performed the following tasks:
• handled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey, from Bergen County to Cumberland County, including representations of individuals, small businesses and large corporations.
• settled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey.
• reviewed many New Jersey Special Civil settlement agreements.
• enforced many New Jersey Special Civil settlement agreements.
• provided New Jersey Special Civil pro se parties with New Jersey Special Civil legal advice and prepared New Jersey Special Civil legal forms
• prepared and filed many New Jersey Special Civil complaints 
• tried New Jersey Special Civil jury trials
• mediated many New Jersey cases
• argued New Jersey Special Civil motions
• handled New Jersey Special Civil proof hearings
• handled New Jersey Special Civil post Judgment collection proceedings

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

In What New Jersey Counties Will The Law Office Of Paul DePetris Handle New Jersey Special Civil Cases?
The Law Office of Paul DePetris offers to handle and help individuals and businesses with New Jersey Special Civil Claims cases in North, Central and Southern New Jersey, including cases in the following New Jersey counties: 
Atlantic County Special Civil Bergen County Special Civil Burlington County Special Civil Camden County Special Civil
Cape May County Special Civil Cumberland County Special Civil Essex County Special Civil Gloucester County Special Civil
Hudson County Special Civil Hunterdon County Special Civil Mercer County Special Civil Middlesex County Special Civil
Monmouth County Special Civil Morris County Special Civil Ocean County Special Civil Passaic County Special Civil
Salem County Special Civil Somerset County Special Civil Sussex County Special Civil Union County Special Civil
Warren County Special Civil

What If I Don’t Have Enough Money To Hire An Attorney To Handle My New Jersey Special Civil Case From Beginning To End?
In many situations, the Law Office of Paul DePetris offers alternatives to handling New Jersey Special Civil cases for an hourly fee, such as by offering to handle your New Jersey Special Civil case up to trial for a fixed fee or to help you handle your New Jersey Special Civil case by yourself.  Such flexible methods may allow you to keep the amount legal fees you spend on your New Jersey Special Civil case to a fixed sum, while providing you the help you need to handle your New Jersey Special Civil 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 write an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com.    





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