What is a Final Restraining Order?

Posted January 28th, 2014 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

Domestic violence laws in New Jersey are strict. If your spouse has accused you of assault or other violent or threatening actions, New Jersey domestic violence attorney Anthony Carbone will vigorously contest the charges brought against you and strongly advocate for your rights.

In cases of alleged domestic violence, the court might approve a temporary restraining order (TRO) against you based on very limited evidence. The TRO could bar you from entering your own home and prohibit you from communicating with your family in any way.

Within only 10 days of issuing the TRO, the court will hold a hearing to determine the credibility of the accusations and whether the restraining order should continue and for how long. If the court issues a final restraining order (FRO) at the end of the hearing, here’s what you should know:

  • The order is permanent, with no expiration or review date, unless the court receives an application for modification or dismissal and determines there is “good cause” for the change
  • Violating provisions in the FRO can lead to your arrest, even if you’re living outside of New Jersey
  • The court might require you to provide financial support for your spouse, children or property while having limited or no access to them

New Jersey takes domestic violence cases very seriously, and so does Anthony Carbone. If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, Mr. Carbone will work quickly to gather evidence on your behalf to challenge the terms of a final restraining order.

If you’re facing accusations of domestic violence and need the services of an attorney who can protect your rights, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C., or call 201-963-6000 today to schedule your initial consultation. Mr. Carbone is pleased to serve clients in or around Newark, Jersey City, Elizabeth and other areas of New Jersey.

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