Divorces - our holdings generally span the period 1743-1886. During this time, divorces were granted only by legislative act or decree of the Chancery Court. The best index for pre-twentieth-century laws is John Hood's Index of Colonial and State Laws of New Jersey ... (1905). Chancery Court page for pre-1886 divorce cases. For post-1886 divorces, contact the Superior Court Records Management Center, 171 Jersey St., P.O. Box 967, Trenton, NJ 08625-0967, tel. 609-777-0092.