If you have a contested family action in New Jersey and there are issues as to custody, support, alimony or equitable distribution, you will need to complete a Case Information Statement. The Case Information Statement, known as a CIS, must be filed with a Complaint or within 20 days of the filing of an Answer or Appearance if you are a Defendant in an action. The CIS must be filed with the clerk in the county where the Complaint was filed. Failure to file a CIS may lead to a dismissal of your Complaint or Answer.
Throughout the case, you will also have a continuing duty to amend the CIS with any changes of information – address, income, etc., – and any changes must be filed with the court no later than twenty (20) days before the final hearing. The court may also prohibit a party from introducing into evidence any information not disclosed or enter another order as it deems appropriate.
Download the New Jersey Case Information Statement.
If you have questions about this document or would like to speak to a family lawyer contact Petrelli Previtera Schimmel at (215) 523-6900.