Superior Court Officer Docket Number Assignments
Effective April 1, 2014
Pursuant to the new Superior Court Officer directive #07-13, attorney and pro se preference in the assignment of post judgment process in Special Civil (DC/SC) and Warrants of Removals in Landlord/Tenant matters will cease effective April 1, 2014.
Accordingly, please find the docket number distribution for the Essex County Superior Court Officers here. For the complete test of the Notice for Pro Se Litigants click here.
Update on Filing Fees and Pleading Requirements for Adoptions
Please be advised thatpursuant to NJ Court R. 5:10-2, a seperate Complaint for Adoption must be filed for each adoptee in a sibling group. In addition, pursuant to R. 5:10-12, a separate Judgment of Adoption must be provided for each adoptee. Supporting documentation for a sibling group may be sumitted as one set of documents to support all sibling complaints, but please be sure to have separate pleadings for each adoptee.
Fees: The fee for each child/adoptee will be $175.00. The Surrogate will no longer be accepting $10.00 for each additional child. Please be sure to enclose $175.00 for each Compaint filed.
For further information, contact the Essex County Surrogates Office at 973-621-4900 or online at NJ Surrogates.