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Civil Court

1201 Bacharach Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 0840
(609) 345-6700

The Sheriff’s Office provides for the overall security of the Civil Courts Building which houses New Jersey Superior Court Civil Division, Family Division and Probation Division.
 
The following is a brief description of these divisions:

CIVIL DIVISION
Civil CourtHouse, Atlantic City, NJ Involves disputes in which a plaintiff claims that he or she has been hurt by the actions of the defendant and seeks monetary compensation.  Examples of such cases are those involving automobile negligence, medical malpractice, personal injury, civil rights, tort, product liability, breaches of contracts and landlord tenant disputes.
Civil cases in which monetary damages are not being sought are heard in the General Equity Division.  Examples of such cases include trade secrets, labor matters, foreclosures and other disputes in which emergency court relief is sought.

FAMILY DIVISION
Responsible to hear all actions in which the principal claim is unique to and arises out of a family or family type relationship.  Family Court has jurisdiction over matters involving divorce, child support, paternity, custody, parenting time, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, family crisis, foster care placement, kinship legal guardianship, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights and adoption.

PROBATION DIVISION
Responsible for the supervision of offenders placed on probation or other supervision status by the Court.  Collects and disburses court ordered child support payments, victim restitution levies, fines and penalties.

The primary duty of the Civil Court assigned Sheriff personnel is the safety and protection of all judges, judicial staff, attorneys, litigants, witnesses and public.  Sheriff’s Officers also serve domestic violence temporary and final restraining orders which often call for the seizure of weapons.  Sheriff’s Officers effect arrests in and around the courthouse and respond to various types of emergencies including, but not limited to, medical, fire and bomb threats.

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