Restraining Orders in New Jersey

Unfortunately, despite the many laws put in place to curb these actions, domestic violence is still everpresent throughout New Jersey. Our firm is committed to helping victims find the protection they need from a person who wishes to harm them physically, emotionally, and mentally. New Jersey takes domestic violence very seriously and often takes the “better safe than sorry” approach in an effort to help the victim find safety.

What actions are grounds for a restraining order?

When an individual is seeking protection from another, they may want to request a temporary restraining order. Some of the reasons that the court will grant a temporary restraining order against another individual include the following:

  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Terroristic threats
  • Criminal trespass
  • Criminal mischief
  • Sexual assault
  • False imprisonment
  • Criminal restraint
  • Stalking

How can I obtain a final restraining order?

Once the court grants an individual a temporary restraining order, the case will be heard within 10 days of issuance. The hearing itself is often very emotional because the victim will have to face the accused in court. At the hearing, the court will determine how long the temporary restraining order should be in place or whether it should become permanent.

It is also important to note that a restraining order will require the abuser to leave the residence and they will not be permitted to contact the victim or their children. The individual will still be required to make child support or alimony payments, if applicable.

If you are the victim of domestic violence in New Jersey, contact our firm today to get the peace and protection you deserve.

If you require strong legal representation for matters of divorce and family law in New Jersey, contact The Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today.