Your safety and the safety of your children should always be your number one priority. Unfortunately, many people suffer from physical, verbal, and emotional abuse at the hands of their spouse or cohabitating partner.
If you or your children have been victims of abuse or you feel that you and your children are unsafe because of threats of violence or abuse, you may obtain a temporary restraining order. If you believe that you are in immediate danger immediately call the police. If you are not in need of immediate police intervention, get to a safe place and call an experienced East Brunswick domestic violence attorney in order to file a restraining order. At Rozin | Golinder Law, we are here to protect you and your loved ones. Let us help keep you safe.
Who Qualifies as a Domestic Violence Abuser?
According to the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, domestic abuse can be committed against:
- A current or a former spouse
- Someone you used to date or are currently dating
- The parent of your child
- A member of your household (past and present)
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you have the opportunity to obtain a restraining order. Our Middlesex County domestic violence attorneys can also help you out of your abusive marriage and help you pursue a safe child custody arrangement.
Forms of Domestic Violence in New Jersey
Abuse does not have to be physical in order to qualify for a restraining order. There are different acts of abuse that are considered domestic violence:
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal restraint
- Terroristic threats
- Criminal mischief
- Criminal trespass
- Sexual assault
- Verbal/emotional abuse
How to File For A Restraining Order in New Jersey
From the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM you may file for a restraining order in the Superior Court in the County in which you live. Outside of these hours, you can file through your police department as a Judge will be on-call no matter the time to determine whether to grant your request.
If a Judge determines a restraining order is warranted, they will issue the same and the other party will then be served by the police. The restraining order will stay in place until the parties appear in Court to determine whether an act of domestic violence occurred or whether a Final Restraining Order should be issued.
Under both a temporary and a final restraining order, the abuser will be barred from having access to the victim. In addition, the Judge will determine custody and may order the abuser pay support in the case the parties are married or live together. The Judge may also order that the abuser attend treatment for anger management.
If a Restraining Order has Been Filed Against You
If someone has filed a restraining order against you and you must appear in court, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced East Brunswick domestic violence attorney. Oftentimes a determination by the Judge will be based on which side sounds more credible.
Without experienced representation, your life may be affected long term as a final restraining order appears on background checks. Do not delay and seek help to defend against false accusations that may have been made against you.
Call Our Caring Firm Serving Monmouth, Middlesex & Somerset Counties
Our East Brunswick domestic violence attorney can provide you with personalized attention focused on maintaining the safety of you and your family. We have helped our clients through very tough times and we can help you as well. It’s our goal to treat our clients like they are our own friends or family so they are fully aware that we care and want to pursue the best situation for them.
Suffered from domestic violence? Our East Brunswick domestic violence lawyer is ready to listen. Contact Rozin | Goldiner Law today.