When You Need a Restraining Order Against Your Own Child

Posted July 5th, 2019 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

You may bow your head in shame or shake in frustration. The very idea that you might need a restraining order against your own child sounds foreign to most. However, it may be your best course of action. According to NJSA 2C:25-19, an act of domestic violence must be inflicted by an adult or an […]

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No Doubt She Stalked Him – So, Why No Restraining Order?

Posted May 29th, 2019 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence, Family Law.

To the husband, it seemed more than evident. The court agreed that his wife was guilty of stalking him as a predicate act of domestic violence. However, the judge found it unnecessary to convert a temporary restraining order to a final one. You might be interested in both the history of this case and how […]

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Restraining Orders: You Have the Right to Legal Counsel

Posted May 14th, 2019 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

It should go without saying; however, it can’t be emphasized enough. When the court executes a protection order, it’s a serious matter. Meanwhile, you absolutely have the right to legal counsel if you’re facing accusations that could result in a restraining order. Most people equate restraining orders with domestic violence. However, you should know that […]

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When a Restraining Order Has Nothing to Do with Domestic Violence

Posted March 7th, 2019 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

You can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen to you. All things considered, your fears are entirely warranted. That said, you don’t meet the qualifications for a restraining order under NJ’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991. Does that mean you can’t ask the court for protection? While it’s true […]

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Needing Domestic Violence Protection During a Divorce

Posted February 13th, 2019 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

There is no shortage of reasons for people in New Jersey to seek a divorce, but one of the most common reasons is domestic violence. When someone files for a divorce because their partner is abusing or has abused them, their safety becomes the main concern. If this sounds like you, there are options available […]

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Protective Orders Provide Domestic Violence Victims Hope

Posted February 8th, 2019 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence, Family Law.

Domestic violence victims are often too afraid to reach out for help, and the reasons behind this are endless. Whether you worry that your loved ones will be negatively affected or if you’re fearful for your own life, the fear is real. But it’s important to know that there is a way out and people […]

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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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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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Dismissing a Restraining Order: What You Need to Know

Posted September 6th, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

First things first. You should be aware that there are two types of restraining orders when it comes to allegations concerning domestic violence. You may make an application for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to alleviate difficult situations for a short time. Ultimately, you will be called upon to appear before a family court judge […]

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What You Need to Prove to Secure a Restraining Order

Posted May 31st, 2018 by .

Categories: Domestic Violence.

You might have some idea of what you need to prove to secure a restraining order. First, there’s the issue of establishing a relationship that constitutes the right to protection under New Jersey Domestic Violence laws. It’s not like the court will issue one against your next door neighbor – unless he or she happens […]

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