Nassau County Supreme Court can hear cases and reach judgments for all civil and criminal disputes. Civil matters are typically heard when monetary damages exceed $25,000 or when a party desires to enjoin or stop certain actions by another party. Termination of marriage cases—divorce, annulment, and separation—may only be heard here at the Supreme Court. Though criminal cases involving felonies are usually go to the County Court, the Supreme Court also has the authority to hear them.
The Nassau County Supreme Court also features The Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) where disputing parties can resolve disagreements without going to trial. These ADR processes include mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, and collaborative law. All proceedings are usually confidential, less formal, and less stressful that a courtroom environment.
Like many other New York counties, the Nassau Supreme Court boasts an officer for a Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR). A Small Claims Assessment Review is a procedure which gives property owners the venue to challenge an assessment made of their property by the Assessment Review Commission as it is known in Nassau County. The SCAR is usually cheaper, faster, and less formal than a Tax Certiorari proceeding. For $30, a property owner may ask the court to review their property assessment before a specially trained hearing officer.
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