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

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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Filed under: Child support
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There are many possibilities. Too many to name hear. For example

Improper form
No leave
Rule noncompliance

Hire counsel to get a fix.


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.


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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They just said that because there is a TANF case Probation and/or social services has to handle it although Probation told me it was fine for me to request what was due to my daughter previously.



Probation actually said if I waited for them it would take at least three more months. The court just would not accept it - nothing to do with the form.

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