Courts in Toms River, New Jersey

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The courts of Toms River, New Jersey were formed by the government of New Jersey to assist residents of Toms River resolve legal disagreements which they cannot settle amongst themselves.

More likely than not, you will interact with the courts of Toms River, New Jersey at least once or twice in your life.

Toms River, New Jersey's courts take both civil and criminal matters. The litigation lawyers of Toms River, New Jersey spend a good deal of time in the courts, and usually know the ins and outs of the local court system pretty well. However, to a layperson, dealing with the court system for the first time can be intimidating. Here are a few of the most likely situations in which a person will have to deal with the courts in Toms River, New Jersey:

Events Leading To Exposure To The Courts In Toms River, New Jersey

Jury Duty: If you are an adult U.S. Citizen, and live in Toms River, New Jersey, you are probably eligible to serve on a jury, and are required to do so if you get a letter from a Toms River court telling you that you have been selected for jury duty. The selection process is random, and is normally drawn from a list of names on voter registration rolls, or a list of drivers licenses. When you show up, you, and many other possible jurors, will be directed to a courtroom in which there is an upcoming trial. You will then go through the jury selection process, where the lawyers for each side are allowed to summarily dismiss a specific number of jurors, for any reason they want. If you are dismissed in this manner, your service is complete, and you can go home, normally after signing a few documents.

Filing a lawsuit: When you sue a person or company in a Toms River, New Jersey court, it's a given that you will have to interact with the courts, to one degree or another. At the very least, you'll probably have to attend some hearings, deal with discovery disagreements, and attend case management meetings. Even if your case never goes to trial (which it probably won't, statistically), you will probably become extremely familiar with Toms River, New Jersey's courts.

Being Sued: Likewise, if you are sued, you will have your work cut out for you in the courts of Toms River, New Jersey. You, or your attorney, will have to file an answer to the complaint, and many other documents. You might also have to attend discovery proceedings, or case management conferences.

Divorce: If you and your spouse are divorcing, hopefully you can do it amicably. If there are disagreements over child custody, or other contentions, a Toms River, New Jersey family court is going to have to settle them.

How Can A Toms River, New Jersey Tort Lawyer Help?

Most people who have to deal with Toms River, New Jersey's courts do so because they are facing extremely difficult legal issues, or disputes that they cannot resolve on their own.

Therefore, it's almost always a good idea to speak with a reliable civil litigation attorney if you think that you are going to have to deal with the courts in Toms River, New Jersey.

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Life in Toms River

Toms River underwent a name change in November of 2006. Prior to being called Toms River, the city was called the Township of Dover. As of 2010, the city has a population of 91,239 people.

The city is known because in 2006 it was ranked fourteenth amongst the Safest City in the U.S. by Morgan Quitno. Three hundred and sixty-nine cities were surveyed. CQ Press, in 2007 and 2008 also ranked Toms River in their Safest Cities list.

Toms River has been pictured in popular television shows such as MTV's Made and Jersey Shore, as well as Boardwalk Empire on HBO. It has also been pictured in the popular film The Amityville Horror.

The area is home to many attorneys who have established well-respected practices. Therefore, the legal inquiries of residents and local businesses can easily be handled by Toms River's legal force.

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