When A Restraining Order Is Necessary

Posted November 20th, 2017 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

restraining orderHave you ever had someone in your life, a husband, wife, family member, or significant other, abuse you in some manner? Did that abuse ever cause you to think about getting a restraining order towards that individual for your protection?

If you are unsure about what it takes for someone to get a restraining order towards another person in New Jersey, we have the answers.

A restraining order is a court order of protection that restricts an action or prevents another person from contacting or harassing the person who filed the order. There are many reasons one can file a restraining order, such as divorce or protection of your children. The reasons for a restraining order can usually be found under these categories:

  • Physical: This is the most common reason for a restraining order, but you will need proof of physical violence for a court to grant an order.
  • Psychological: Constant degrading or unreasonable control of a person’s actions that interferes with your daily life can lead to a restraining order.
  • Depletion of Assets: If you have proof that a spouse or loved one is keeping or stealing money from you; it can be enough for an order of protection.
  • Patent or Trademark Infringement: Someone is infringing upon your ownership rights if another party is using an item that you invented or patented, or someone is using a logo that you created and trademarked it without your consent.
  • Procedure: You may request a restraining order as part of the initial pleadings in a divorce case or a similar type of proceedings.

New Jersey, Domestic Violence, and Restraining Orders

Under the New Jersey Domestic Violence Act, a restraining order may be obtained by a domestic violence victim who is a spouse, former spouse, member of the household, or parent (past, current, or future).

In the Garden State, there are fourteen criminal offenses that qualify in order to obtain a restraining order. These offenses are: assault, criminal restraint, criminal trespass, false imprisonment, kidnapping, sexual assault, lewdness, harassment, stalking, terroristic threats.

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Do you need protection? Or, has your restraining order failed to protect you? The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone care about your safety. Contact us today.

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