How to Ask the Court to Change or Enforce an Order in Your Case
Revised 08/06/2020, CN 10483 page 8 of 29
The numbered steps listed below tell you what forms you will need to fill out and what to do with them. Each form should be
typed or printed clearly on 8 ½ “x 11” white paper only. Forms cannot be filed on a different size or color paper. Use only
the forms included in this packet. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.
Steps for Filing a Motion
If you are filing a Motion to Increase/
Decrease/Terminate child support payments, you
need to know that Child Support Guidelines are used
in New Jersey to determine child support awards
(N.J. Court Rule 5:6A). A copy of the New Jersey
Court Rules is available in all county law libraries
and on njcourts.gov.
STEP 1: Fill out the Notice of Motion
The Notice of Motion tells the court and the other
party the things you want the court to do. It also
tells the other person in the case, and the court, the
date the motion will be heard.
STEP 2: Get a court date for your motion
You must locate a date you want your motion to be
heard by the court. Go to
https://www.njcourts.gov/calendars.html (under the
“Miscellaneous” heading select “Motion Day
Schedule”). Pick a Friday date that allows sufficient
time to meet the required service and answer
timeframes. Fill in that date on your Notice of
NOTE: The date you are initially assigned might
change depending on the judge's schedule. If that
happens, the court will contact you and all parties
listed in your papers.
STEP 3: Fill out the Confidential Litigant
The purpose of the Confidential Litigant Information
Sheet (CN 10486) is to ensure accuracy of court
records. You must complete this form any time you
file a pleading (not just the first pleading) involving
alimony, maintenance, child support, custody,
parenting time, visitation or paternity. Complete the
entire form. Do NOT leave any blank spaces. If
something does not apply to you, enter “N/A”. You
can find this form on njcourts.gov.
STEP 4: Fill out the Certification in Support of
Motion (Form B)
On the Certification in Support of Motion, type or
print the specific reasons you think the court should
agree to the things you are asking for in your Notice
of Motion. The reasons you give to the court must
be based on the facts that you know are true. Type
or print the details about the events that led up to
your filing this motion.
You must include with the completed Certification
form a copy of all previous orders. Remember to
sign and date the form. You should also attach
copies of any other papers that will prove that the
things you say in your Certification are true, such as
pay stubs or federal or state tax returns. These other
papers are called exhibits.
STEP 5: Fill out the Proposed Order (Form C)
unless you are requesting to establish, increase or
decrease child support (see “Note”)
You should include in the Proposed Order (Form C)
all the things that you are asking the court for in
your Notice of Motion. If the judge does not agree
with everything you asked for, the judge might
change your Proposed Order. The original and two
copies of the Proposed Order must be attached to
your Notice of Motion when you deliver it to the
court, along with a stamped self-addressed envelope.
Note: Do NOT use this form if you are requesting to
establish a new child support order, or to increase or
decrease your current child support obligation. If
you are requesting to establish child support or to
increase or decrease your current child support
obligation, you should complete the Uniform
Summary Support Order (USSO) (CN 10284),
which can be found on njcourts.gov.
If the judge grants your motion after the hearing, the
judge will sign either the Proposed Order or the
STEP 6: Fill out the Certification of Filing and
Service (Form D)
This form tells the court the date that you mailed or
delivered the copies of the documents to the other
party or other party’s attorney, as well as the method
of mailing (process server, courier, adult neutral
third party; in person; or by regular and certified
mail, return receipt requested).
STEP 7: Fill out the Notice to Litigants
The Notice to Litigants form lets the other party
know how to respond to your Notice of Motion.