Terminology for Divorce Filings in Monmouth and Ocean County:

Divorce terminology can be confusing.  Listed below are definitions of common terms  used in the divorce process.

 Plaintiff:  A person who files a Complaint

Defendant:  A person who responds to the Complaint

Docket:  The number assigned to your case


FM:  Case in which the parties who are married and are seeking to divorce and are seeking to address custody, parenting time, support and equitable distribution

FD:  Cases in which the seeking to address child-related issues including paternity, custody, parenting time, support and medical coverage

FV: Cases in which the parties are seeking a domestic violence restraining Order.