Law Lessons from BARBARA J. MICHAELS VS. KEVIN G. MICHAELS, App. Div., A-1670-11T4, February 22, 2013:
Rule 5:25-3(d)(3) states that:
Orders of the Family Part entered as a result of a Child Support Hearing Officer’s recommendation [see R. 5:25-3(b)(2)] shall be recognized as a final order of the Superior Court. Copies of the orders shall be provided to the parties or their attorneys. Orders may be appealed to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court within the time and according to the procedures prescribed by the Rules for appeals to the Appellate Division. The time for appeal shall run from the date of the signing of the order by a Judge of the Superior Court.
Moreover, the CSHO Program Operations Manual (this manual was approved on March 26, 2009 and is available at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/family/CSHOP_Ops_Man_20090326_with_attach.pdf), prepared to guide the New Jersey Judiciary staff, indicates:
1214 Appeal to the Appellate Division The record of some CSHO determinations, once ratified, may be the only proceeding subject to review, if a party files a direct appeal with the Appellate Division from the Family Part order. R. 2:2-3(a)(1). The party must file a Notice of Appeal within 45 days from the date the judge signs the Uniform Summary Support Order. R. 2:4-1(a). Therefore, it is the responsibility of the CSHO to ensure the integrity of that record.
NOTE from Paul G. Kostro, Esq.: If you are interested in Mediation; or have issues relating to Divorce, Domestic Violence, Child Support or Other Legal Matters, please call me to schedule an appointment — I can be reached by telephone at (908)486-2200; or by Email.
NOTE: My legal and mediation services are offered to clients in Fanwood 07023; Garwood 07027; Kenilworth 07033; Mountainside 07092; New Providence 07974; Roselle Park 07204; Roselle 07203; Elizabeth 07201; Linden 07036; Plainfield 07060; Rahway 07065; Summit 07901; Westfield 07090; Berkeley Heights 07922; Clark 07066; Cranford 07016; Hillside 07205; Scotch Plains 07076; Springfield 07081; Union 07083; Winfield; Carteret 07008; Dunellen 08812; East Brunswick 08816; Edison 08817; Jamesburg 08831; Metuchen 08840; New Brunswick 08901; Old Bridge 08857; Perth Amboy 08861; Sayreville 08871; South Amboy 08878; South River 08877; Avenel 07001; Colonia 07067; Iselin 08830; Woodbridge 07095; Somerset 08873; Somerville 08876 and Watchung 07069, New Jersey.