I have to fax a letter to court saying why I want to withdraw my child custody petition. Should I address the letter to the judge, the probation officer who filed the case or can I just write To Whom It May Concern?
Address the letter to the Judge and send a copy to Family Case Management, Probation, and the adverse party/attorney. If you don't know which Judge has your matter, call case management and they can help direct you.
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Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Agreed 100% with Kim's answer. Only write to add a link to the judges' chambers: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/directory/family_pjs.htm . You'd address the letter to your judge at the address listed for your county. The salutation is: "Hon. John Doe, JSC" unless your judge is listed as the Presiding Judge, in which case it's "Hon. John Doe, PJFP." Sign the letter "Respectfully." Cc the family division manager ( http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/directory/familymgr.htm ) and your adversary (other party or his/her attorney).
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Family Law Attorney
I agree with the response provided by Kimberly Pelkey Sdeo, Esq. However, I would caution you that if the other party filed a Cross-Motion or application in opposition to your application you may be opening the door for the other party to secure any and all relief he/she may have been seeking if you simplly withdraw you papers. Accordingly, you may be better off going to court on the next scheduled hearing/trial/conference date and assuring that "all" the litigation is withdrawn as you expect.
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