New Jersey Divorce Summons Form

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Download the New Jersey divorce summons in order to let your spouse know that a divorce has been filed against him or her. The court will require the Petitioner to givecopies of all divorce papers filed as well as this Summons to the other spouse to be completed.

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SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY

     
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CHANCERY DIVISION

     

Plaintiff

FAMILY PART,                      COUNTY  
 

 

     
vs.   CASE NO.                        
         
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SUMMONS

     
 

Defendant

       

 

The State of New Jersey, To The Above Named Defendant:

 

You are hereby SUMMONED in a Civil Action in the Superior Court of New Jersey, instituted by the above named plaintiff and required to serve upon the attorney for the plaintiff, or plaintiff, (1) an answer to the annexed complaint, or (2) a general appearance in accordance with R.5:4-3 (a), within 35 days after the service of the summons and complaint upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to answer, or fail to file a general appearance in accordance with R5:4-3(a), judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.  You shall promptly file your answer or your general appearance and proof of service thereof with the local filing in accordance with rules of civil practice and procedures.

 

If you cannot afford to pay an attorney, you can contact a Legal Services Office. An individual not eligible for free legal assistance may obtain a referral to an attorney by calling a county lawyer referral service. This number may be listed in the yellow pages of your phone book or may be obtained by calling the New Jersey State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service toll free (800-792-8315) within New Jersey or (609-394-1101) from out of state. The phone numbers for the county in which this action is pending are:

Lawyer Referral Service,               Legal Services Office,

 

DATED:                                    ________________________________

CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

 

Name of the defendant to be served:                                      Address for service: