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New Jersey Domestic Violence Attorneys

New Jersey is one of the most proactive states in the effort to combat domestic violence. Domestic violence involves both mental and physical abuse taking a terrible toll on the individual and the family witnessing it. There is both civil and criminal relief to help victims take control and move towards a better life. Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn is a compassionate and zealous law firm ready to fight for you and your future. If you are a victim of domestic violence, please call the authorities and get the immediate relief you need. Contact a domestic violence lawyer here at Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn for the effective legal support you deserve.

Domestic Violence Laws in New Jersey

New Jersey is a very advanced state regarding domestic violence. Addressing the growing and lasting problem of domestic violence, New Jersey enacted the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991. This Act provides the means for victims to acquire relief, both civil and criminal. Knowing your rights is empowering and having the right legal support is imperative.

Civil Relief: Restraining Orders

Victims of domestic violence have the right to protect themselves through a temporary restraining order (TRO) acquired at the local family court or police station. A restraining order will limit the proximity and the contact allowed between parties. New Jersey statute lists various grounds for obtaining a TRO, some of which are:

  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Terroristic threats
  • Stalking

Once a TRO is granted, New Jersey Courts will quickly schedule a Final Restraining Order hearing to determine whether a Final Restraining Order should be granted, meaning that the restraints will be permanent.

There are also other ways in which a TRO could be resolved without the need for a hearing.  Some parties will agree to the entry of restraints under a matrimonial docket if the parties are going through a divorce.  In some divorce cases, one party will exploit this position to manipulate the outcome of the case, especially regarding child custody. If you believe that you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need an effective legal team to navigate this process.  The impact of an FRO can sometimes affect employment so it is important to take this process seriously.

Contact our NJ domestic violence attorneys

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you need to seek help immediately. Contact 911 or your local police department to intervene. Once you have secured your safety, contact Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn to represent you. Our firm will tenaciously fight to protect your rights and explore all legal means to hold the abuser accountable. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need an effective team to navigate you through the process. When experience matters, contact Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn.

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