I was harassed by my former spouse & filed a complaint which resulted in a guilty plea & the judge "granted civil stipulation as per R.7:6-2(A)". I had to file a motion in family court & included the disposition from that case to prove that I was being harassed. I didn't know that family court is a civil court but the judge didn't think it was relevant anyway. My former spouse just filed a complaint against me and I've been charged with 2C:52-30 which is revealing an expunged or sealed record. The judge in the harassment case referred to the civil stipulation as "sealing the record" but I don't think that's correct. In NJ records can't be expunged or sealed for 5 years for a disorderly persons offense. I don't think I broke the law but I don't know what to say in court to prove it.