Restraining orders are a tool utilized by many victims of domestic violence. They are a good way to maintain distance from your abuser, both physically, as well as through other means of contact. You may wonder how to go about obtaining a restraining order. Our firm is here to support victims of domestic violence, and we are just one of the many resources available to you. Read on for more information regarding restraining orders in New Jersey.
What Does a Restraining Order Do?
A restraining order is a legal document that limits the contact between two parties. If you file a restraining order against someone, he or she will not be allowed to come near your home, school, or work.
What Can I Get a Restraining Order For?
Restraining orders are often used by victims of domestic violence to limit contact between themselves and their abusers. Restraining orders are granted for assault, harassment, terroristic threats, and mental abuse, among other forms of abuse. If you are unsure whether your situation calls for a restraining order, reach out to our firm to discuss your case.
Where can I Obtain a Restraining Order?
If you need to obtain a restraining order, you can visit your local family court or a local police station. If you have any questions about how to file a restraining order, contact our firm and we will walk you through the process.
What is the Process of Obtaining a Restraining Order?
You will have to go to your family court or police station and ask for a restraining order. Because New Jersey operates under the belief of “better safe than sorry,” almost everyone who asks for one will be granted a temporary restraining order (TRO). Once you are granted a TRO, a hearing will be scheduled. At this hearing, a judge will determine whether a permanent restraining order should be granted. For this to happen, you will have to provide evidence that your abuser is an immediate threat to you and your family. He or she may provide evidence stating otherwise. This can be a difficult process. While you do not need legal representation, it is a good idea to have a domestic violence lawyer act as your advocate. Our firm can help you gather evidence and support you throughout the process.
If you or a loved one is involved in a domestic violence situation and you would like to obtain a restraining order, contact our firm to speak with a dedicated domestic violence attorney.
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