And it is further ORDERED that:
1. A copy of this order to show cause, verified complaint or post-disposition application, legal memorandum
and any supporting affidavits or certifications submitted in support of this application be served upon the
☐ plaintiff ☐ defendant [personally or alternate: describe form of substituted service]
within days of the date hereof, in accordance with R. 4:4-3 and R. 4:4-4, this being original process.
If this order to show cause is in reference to a FV docket and/or if there is a standing Restraining
Order between the plaintiff and defendant in this matter, service will be conducted by the court.
2. The plaintiff/defendant must file with the court their proof of service of the pleadings on the
plaintiff/defendant no later than three (3) days before the return date. Proof of service shall include a
certification which must state the method of service as well as proof of service as appropriate (i.e.
Certified mail number).
3. Plaintiff/Defendant shall file and serve a written response to this order to show cause and proof of service
by , 20
. The original documents must be filed with the Family Division in the county
listed above. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may call the Legal Services office in the county in
which you live. If you do not have an attorney and are not eligible for free legal assistance you may
obtain a referral to an attorney by calling one of the Lawyer Referral Services. If this order to show
cause is in reference to a FV docket and/or if there is a standing Restraining Order between the
plaintiff and defendant in this matter, service will be conducted by the court.
4. The Court will entertain argument, but not testimony, on the return date of the order to show cause, unless
the court and parties are advised to the contrary no later than days before the return date.