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LSNJ Publications

LSNJ publishes a legal education newsletter, Looking Out for Your Legal Rights®, and a series of legal information manuals in English and in Spanish to help you understand the law and your legal rights and responsibilities.


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collapse Criminal Charges and Convictions ‎ (1 self-help material)
Clearing Your Record
This guide provides basic information about how to clear—"expunge"—a record of arrest or conviction in New Jersey. It includes the forms needed for filing. In the limited circumstances where expungement is possible, the process is relatively simple and usually can be managed without the help of a lawyer.​​​​​​

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collapse Family and Relationships ‎ (4 self-help materials)
Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide

Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide is accurate as of the date it was last revised—July 2016. LSNJ is working on an updated edition, which should available in January 2019. If you choose to download the current version, you will still be able to proceed with your divorce. You may want to check back before you file, to see whether the updates have been posted. ​

Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide (read the instructions)​​​​

Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide​ (order instructions and forms)​​​​


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Termination of Parental Rights: A Handbook for Parents
LSNJ wrote this handbook to help parents when the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, DCP&P (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS) takes legal action to terminate (end) their parental rights to their children. This handbook contains information about the law and legal process that apply to you as a defendant parent being sued by DCP&P in a termination of parental rights case.

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collapse Housing ‎ (1 self-help material)
OTHER INFORMATION (in multiple languages)
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Legal Services of New Jersey makes these publications available for use by low-income people and their advocates who provide not-for-profit legal help for low-income people. All of our publications are copyrighted. Permission is granted for personal use only. They may not be sold or used commercially by others.
These publications provide general information about the law. They do not provide specific advice about a particular legal problem that you may have, and they are not a substitute for seeing a lawyer at times when you may need one. If in doubt as to whether you need a lawyer, talk to one.