New Jersey’s Domestic Violence
It is not too difficult to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order based on one of the enumerated acts of domestic violence listed in New Jersey’s Domestic Violence statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-1 et seq., which is intended protect all victims of domestic violence. However, it is more challenging to successfully convince a Superior Court Judge to issue a Final Restraining Order, since once issued, a Final Restraining Order does not expire in this State. Therefore, before issuing a Final Restraining Order a trial judge must conduct a hearing during which testimony is given and evidence produced which is presented to substantiate or refute the allegations in the Temporary Restraining. This process provides the Court with a means to evaluate the seriousness of the offense that led to the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (called the “predicate act”), the extent of the history of domestic violence, and the ultimate need to prevent future acts of domestic violence.
With over 30 years of experience in handling domestic violence matters, this firm has honed its knowledge of the relevant laws and procedures, and has developed the litigation skills sets and strategies necessary to provide our clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, with the best chance of success at a hearing for a Final Restraining Order.
Therefore, whether you are seeking the protection of a Final Restraining Order or are exposed to the possibility of a Final Restraining Order and its numerous legal disabilities being issued against you, please contact us to discuss your case immediately upon obtaining the protection of a Temporary Restraining Order or being served with one.