What do I do if the court won't accept my motion?

Asked about 2 months ago - Woodbury, NJ

CP on TANF and NCP owed $880 prior to that. Tried to file motion today in Gloucester County to enforce litigants rights for this amount and the court staff refused me - crossed it off paaperwork. How should I proceed?

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  1. William J Popovich

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    Answered . You have to read the court rules on exactly what format you must present your motion. Down to a page limit, the layout of the page, margin sizes, timeliness, content. There is a reason lawyers go to law school and get paid for what they do.

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  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . There are many possibilities. Too many to name hear. For example

    Improper form
    Untimely
    No leave
    Rule noncompliance
    Etc

    Hire counsel to get a fix.

  3. Michael K. Powell

    Contributor Level 13

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    Answered . We'd need more facts and to see the paperwork to determine why they refused the papers. I think the way to proceed is to hire a lawyer.

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