There is nothing worse than feeling unsafe in your own home, especially if the threat is from your significant other. That said, many people here in the state of New Jersey live this reality, and if you’re one of them, our legal team is here to help get you to safety. Please continue reading and reach out to a compassionate Mountainside domestic violence attorney from Ross & Calandrillo, LLC today to learn more about how we can help you get a restraining order against the abusive individual. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is the New Jersey domestic violence law?
The sole purpose of the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 is to help domestic violence victims hold their abusers accountable both civilly and criminally if they wish. Essentially, under the law and as long as you can prove that you are a domestic violence victim, you may both get a restraining order against the individual and press criminal charges, such as assault, against the individual as well.
How can I get a temporary restraining order in New Jersey?
If you’re a domestic violence victim, the first thing you should do, especially if you believe you’re in immediate danger, is call the police. They can help get you to safety and will likely have a temporary restraining order placed on the individual. However, you can also get a temporary restraining order against an individual by going to your local courthouse and requesting one. The temporary order will prevent the individual from coming into contact with you or your family until the date of your Final Restraining Order hearing (typically within 10 days).
What is the purpose of a Final Restraining Order?
Essentially, a FRO will make the temporary restraining order permanent. As long as you can prove you were a victim of domestic violence and require the restraining order, you should receive one. Just some of the things a FRO can do are as follows:
- Protect you from future violence
- Prohibit contact and harassment from the abusive individual
- Prohibit the abuser from owning a firearm
- Allow temporary possession of the personal property
- Provide you with temporary custody of any minors
- Provide financial support
If you have any additional questions or would like to get started with the process, please don’t hesitate to speak with our firm today.
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