Domestic Violence and How to Spot It in 2019

Posted January 2nd, 2019 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

Acts of domestic violence aren’t as obvious as you think. That’s because the abuse can affect a person emotionally and mentally as much as it could affect them physically. Being abused can leave a person scared and confused, and it may be hard for someone to see another’s actions or body language as a sign […]

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Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act (SASPA): An Update

Posted December 20th, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

The Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act (SASPA) went into effect just a couple of years ago. That said, not everyone understands what the law means.  As noted in a prior article, SASPA allows sexual assault victims to obtain protective orders. Just about everyone associates restraining orders with domestic violence. And, yes – sexual assault would […]

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‘Tis The Season of Domestic Violence?

Posted December 5th, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

The holiday season is underway, and for many, that means it’s the most wonderful time of the year. However, that’s not the case for victims of domestic violence, especially in New Jersey. The stress of the holidays can make a bad temper even worse. All the errands, long car rides to see family and friends, […]

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Thanksgiving Celebrations and the Fear of Domestic Violence

Posted November 21st, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

It was a day that would be forever etched in her mind. As the young mother struggled to put the Thanksgiving meal together, she could hear the screams from the other room. Apparently, her husband had now unleashed his anger on their adolescent daughter. He returned to the kitchen and punched a hole in the […]

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Yes, There Really Is Such a Thing as Marital Rape

Posted November 6th, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

Most would consider intimacy between husband and wife as expected and natural. However, just because a couple is married does not give either party the right to assert themselves without consent. Yes, there really is such a thing as marital rape. Truth be told, there was a time when a husband or wife would be […]

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Court Reversed Final Restraining Order: What Happened Here?

Posted October 30th, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

As the month dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness ends, the court continues to evaluate cases each and every day. Just last week, the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a final restraining order (FRO) against a defendant. At the same time, it allowed the restraining order requested by the same individual to stay in place. Confused […]

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Financial Abuse Associated with Domestic Violence

Posted October 29th, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

Domestic violence can take on many forms of abuse. Most people only see the physical horrors that abusers put their victims through, without ever considering the emotional or psychological damage. Be that as it may, there are other forms of domestic violence that are constantly overlooked. Financial abuse is a common form of domestic violence […]

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The New Jersey Men of Strength Campaign

Posted October 24th, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is slowly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the focus should be taken off domestic violence victims. In fact, there should always be a focus on the victims and how to stop abuse from occurring. Some may even argue that men, who are responsible for most acts of domestic […]

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When You Need Protection After Sexual Assault

Posted October 23rd, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

First, it was the “#MeToo” movement. This was further compounded by the recent confirmation hearings regarding the appointment of the latest Supreme Court justice. Whatever your political affiliations, there’s one thing for certain. Sexual assault is by far one of the most intrusive crimes known to mankind. If you’re a victim, there’s no doubt that […]

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Why Was a Restraining Order Even Entered in this Case?

Posted October 18th, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

We hate to make this personal. However, you might want to consider this scenario. You and your wife have a blowout fight. She throws a glass figurine at you, and you wind up needing stitches just above your eyebrow. It’s not the first time she’s assaulted you, and you’re fearful that it will happen again. […]

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