How do I Get a Restraining Order in New Jersey?

There is nothing more frightening and unjust than feeling unsafe in your own home. Unfortunately, this is the reality for thousands of people all across the United States, and New Jersey is no exception. Domestic violence is inexcusable, and if you are the victim of domestic violence, the time to take action is now. Do not reason it away, do not tell yourself that you deserved it in some way, and do not believe the lies your abuser tells you. Domestic violence comes in all shapes and sizes, and it is not limited to gender, race, age, or anything else. While you may feel trapped, fortunately, there are actions you can take to get you, and your family to safety. We know that this may feel overwhelming, but we are here to tell you that you can help yourself, and we can help you as well. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey family law attorneys to learn more about what you can do as a victim of domestic violence. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I get a restraining order in New Jersey?

Fortunately, obtaining a temporary restraining order is not very difficult. To start, if you believe that you or your child are in imminent danger, the first thing you should do is call the police or directly submit your case with your local police department. As soon as you do so, it will get the ball rolling, especially if you make it a point to inform them of the severity of your situation. From here, they will contact a municipal judge and grant you a temporary restraining order, which should keep you and your family safe until the time comes to attend your final restraining order hearing.

When you attend the hearing, which is usually scheduled within 10 days of being issued a TRO, you should hire a knowledgeable Bergen County family law attorney who can work to help you obtain all the evidence needed to prove that the temporary restraining order should become a Final Restraining Order. As long as you can prove as much, you and your family should be awarded the safe, secure, and worry-free living environment you deserve. We are here to help you today–all you have to do is give us a call.

Contact our experienced Bergen County firm

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.

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