When a person feels threatened by another party, it is understandable that they may want to take legal action in an effort to protect themselves. As a general rule, New Jersey takes the ‘better safe than sorry’ route when it comes to domestic violence matters. It is important for individuals who feel threatened by a person who they have or once had a significant relationship with to obtain the protection they need as soon as possible. Domestic violence matters are very serious and it is important to take legal steps. The best thing a person who feels threatened by another party can do is to obtain an order of protection, also known as a restraining order.

Some of the reasons for which an individual may want to request a restraining order includes:

  • Assault
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • False Imprisonment
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Criminal Restraint
  • Terroristic Threats

Initially, upon requesting an order of protection, the court will issue a temporary restraining order. Then, the court will hear the case within 10 days from the date it was issued. Therefore, if you are facing domestic violence, it is incredibly important to retain an attorney as soon as possible so they can find help you obtain exactly the protection that is necessary. In addition, your attorney can help you address matters of child custody, child support, marital assets, and other relief that can impact the situation. If you need an experienced attorney, contact our firm today.

If you require strong legal representation for matters of divorce and family law, contact The Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy to schedule a consultation today.