If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is time to take action to protect yourself. You may be wondering about your options regarding gaining a restraining order in New Jersey. To learn more about this process and finding a safe and secure environment, continue reading and reach out to our experienced family law attorney. Give our firm a call today to learn more about what you can do as a victim of domestic violence and how we can help protect you.
What is a restraining order?
A restraining order is a legal document used to protect a person, by limiting the contact between them and another party. This court order is issued to prohibit an individual from carrying out an action, especially approaching or contacting a specified person.
What can grant a restraining order?
Restraining orders may be requested by an individual for many reasons. The following reasons may grant a restraining order:
- Criminal Trespass
- Criminal Restraint
- Terroristic Threats
- Sexual Assault
- False Imprisonment
- Criminal Mischief
How can I get a restraining order in New Jersey?
If you believe that you and your child are in immediate danger, it is essential that you alert the authorities and directly submit your case to your local police department. This first step will begin the process. It is important that you make a point to inform the police of the severity of your situation and that you are in immediate danger. Next, the police will contact a municipal judge to grant you a temporary restraining order (TRO). This will be put into place to keep you and your family safe until you attend your final restraining order hearing.
This hearing will typically be scheduled within 10 days of the temporary restraining order being issued. Attending this hearing may require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney who will work to obtain the evidence you need to support the push to change your TRO into a final restraining order.
For assistance with this process, give our knowledgeable family law attorney a call today to learn how we can assist you. We want to provide our clients with the safe and secure environment that they deserve. Contact our firm today. We would be happy to schedule our initial consultation.
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At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.