Experiencing Domestic Violence
If you are in danger because you are experiencing domestic violence, you should seek help as soon as possible. Seeking safety could truly save your life. Here is what you should know about how domestic violence is handled in the state of New Jersey.
Experiencing Domestic Violence in New Jersey
If you are experiencing domestic violence in New Jersey, you should either contact the police department, the domestic violence hotline, or go to the court in your county and speak to the domestic violence unit. You don’t need to actually speak to an attorney to get a temporary restraining order.
Furthermore, when you’re dealing with domestic violence, it doesn’t just mean physical violence. There are different types of domestic violence in New Jersey, such as harassment, terroristic threats, and physical violence. After you’ve obtained a temporary restraining order, you should speak to an experienced attorney in New Jersey who handles these types of cases.
Experiencing Domestic Violence: Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
In New Jersey, under the domestic violence statute, a TRO is a temporary restraining order; they are the initials T-R-O. It is very serious. If you have been served with a restraining order, you should immediately seek the assistance of an attorney because the consequences of having a final restraining order put into place could be detrimental to your employment, to your family life going forward. In New Jersey, unlike most states, a final restraining order in New Jersey is permanent, and it’s very difficult to have it removed or to have it vacated.
If you would like protection due to experiencing domestic violence, please call our experienced New Jersey Family Law attorneys for caring and dependable support.
Freeman Law Center offers a free initial consultation to go over your case and discuss your options to protect yourself and your family.