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New Jersey Print Research Guide for the Public (Newark): Basic Sources by Topic

Sources by Topic

Five commonly researched areas of the law are identified below. Accompanying each is a list of basic sources (statutes, court rules, treatises, and form books) available on Reserve and in the New Jersey Reference Room. These lists are provided to facilitate beginning research on these subjects. Additional New Jersey materials are available on the second floor.

NOTE: THESE LISTS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE COMPLETE LISTS OF SOURCES. They are offered only to assist you in beginning your research.

Please remember: a case decided after the effective date of a statute or rule can modify the application of the statute or rule. A case can overturn or modify a previously decided case and can limit the application of a rule or statute.

Abbreviations used:

N.J.S.A. = New Jersey Statutes Annotated
R. = New Jersey Court Rule
et seq. = Latin for “and the following ones”

Corporations and Business Organizations

Statutes

Corporations, General, N.J.S.A. 14A:1 - 14:A:7 (KFN 1830 1937.A42)
Corporations and Associations
Not for Profit, N.J.S.A. 15 to
Religious, N.J.S.A. 16 (KFN 18301937.A42)

Form Books & Treatises

New Jersey Business Corporation Act.... (KFN2013.A34 A196 1997)
New Jersey Business Organizations Law 2017 (RESERVE KFN2005.A29 N48)
New Jersey Business Corporations, McKay, 2 vols. (RESERVE KFN2013.M33 1996)
New Jersey Corporate Forms Practice, Pachman & Conover, 2 vols.
(RESERVE KFN2013.A65 P33 1989)
New Jersey Corporation Handbook 1999, Frawley (KFN2013.Z9 F73 1999)
New Jersey Corporation Law & Practice, Reich (RESERVE KFN2013.R45 1989)
New Jersey Forms: Legal and Business, chs. 17, 17A, 17B, 30-32 (KFN1868.N45)
New Jersey Law Affecting Business Entities, Annotated, 2017 ed.
(RESERVE KFN2013.A34 A196 2017)
New Jersey Limited Liability Company Forms & Practice Manual, Goldman & Halchak
(RESERVE KFN2007.5.A65 G64)
New Jersey Pleading & Practice Forms, vol. 8, Business Organizations (KFN2330.A65 N49)
Seltzer’s New Jersey Law with Forms, vol. 1, ch. 5, Corporations (KFN1865.S4)

Divorce and Child Custody

Statutes

Divorce, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-1, et seq.
Alimony, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23
Children, N.J.S.A. 9:1-1, et seq.
  Custody, N.J.S.A. 9:2-1, et seq.
  Termination of Parental Rights, N.J.S.A. 9:2-18
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-28

New Jersey Court Rules

Complaint for Divorce, R. 5:4-2
Alimony and Child Support, R. 5:7-4
Failure to Pay - Enforcement, R. 5:7-5
Modification, R. 5:7-6
Custody, R. 5:8-1, et seq.
Actions for Termination of Parental Rights, R. 5:9

Form Books & Treatises

New Jersey Family Law, 1 vol. (RESERVE KFN1894.A29 N48 2017)
New Jersey Family Law, Grossman, 1 vol. (RESERVE KFN1894.G76 2010)
Guralnick, New Jersey Family Law Annotated, 2017-2018 ed. (1 vol.)
(RESERVE KFN1894.A3)
Skoloff & Cutler, New Jersey Family Law Practice, 3 vols. (KFN1900.S55) (current edition on Reserve at Circulation Desk)
New Jersey Forms: Legal & Business, ch. 27 (KFN1868.N45)
New Jersey Pleading and Practice Forms, vol. 5, Family Law (KFN2330.A65 N49)
New Jersey Practice, vols. 10-12, Family Law & Practice with Forms and accompanying Family Law Reference Manual (KFN1880.N4)
Seltzer’s New Jersey Law with Forms, vol. 4, ch. 8, Family Law (KFN1865.S4)
Yudes Family Law Citator, 2001 ed. 2 vols. (RESERVE KFN1894.Z9Y4 2001)

Change of Name

Statutes

Generally, N.J.S.A. 2A:52-1, et seq.

New Jersey Court Rules

Actions for Change of Name, R. 4:72
Complaint, R.4:72-1
Notice of Application, R. 4:72-3
Hearing; Judgment; Publication; Filing, R. 4:72-4

Form Books & Treatises

New Jersey Pleading and Practice Forms, vol. 5, Family Law, ch. 44 (KFN2330.A65 N49)

Landlord/Tenant Actions

Statutes

Actions for Recovery, N.J.S.A. 2A:42-7
Evictions, N.J.S.A. 2A:18-53
Removal of Residential Tenants, N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.2

New Jersey Court Rules

Summons, R. 6:2-1
Service of Process, R. 6:2-3

Form Books & Treatises

Fast, A Guide to Landlord/Tenant Actions: In the Special Civil Part of the Superior Court of NJ, 6th ed.
(2002) (KFN1917.Z9 F37)
New Jersey Practice, vols. 22-23A, Landlord and Tenant Law (KFN1880.N4)

Motor Vehicles

Statutes

Generally, N.J.S.A. 39
Intoxication of Driver, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, 4-51

New Jersey Court Rules

Trial of Traffic Offenses, R. 7:12-1, et seq.
Plea and Payment of Fines, R. 7:12-4(d)
Complaint and Summons, R. 7:2-1, et seq.

Form Books & Treatises

DWI 1999: Handling Drunk Driving Cases in New Jersey, ICLE
(RESERVE KFN2097.8.A2 D88 1999)
New Jersey Drunk Driving Law 2017, Ramsey (RESERVE KFN2097.8 R35)
New Jersey Practice,
vols. 24-26A, Motor Vehicle Law and Practice (KFN1880.N4)