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January 11, 2024

586-2 Court jurisdiction

(a) An application for relief under this chapter may be filed in the family court in the circuit in which :

(1) The petitioner resides or is temporarily located;

(2) The respondent resides;

(3) The subject of the petition, a petitioner’s family or household member who is a minor, an incapacitated person as defined in section 560:5-102 or physically unable to go to the appropriate place to complete or file the petition, resides or is temporarily located; or

(4) The domestic abuse occurred.

(b) Actions under this chapter shall be given docket priorities by the court.