How to Get a Restraining Order Against a Domestic Abuser

It is important that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself if you are a victim of domestic violence. This may mean that you require a restraining order. To learn how to get a restraining order against your abuser, continue reading. Reach out to our experienced New Jersey domestic violence attorney to learn how we can help you with the steps of the legal process ahead. Our firm is prepared to assist you in obtaining a restraining order when you are ready. Give our firm a call today.

What is a restraining order?

A restraining order is used to protect an individual by limiting the contact between the individual and another party. A restraining order is a legal document that is court-ordered to prohibit an individual from carrying out an action such as approaching or contacting a specific person.

What can grant a restraining order?

The following reasons may grant a restraining order:

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

How can I get a restraining order in New Jersey?

In order to get a restraining order against a domestic abuser, if you believe that you are in immediate danger, you must first alert the authorities. You will directly submit your case to your local police department to begin the process. You must inform the police of the severity of your situation. The police must know that you are in immediate danger. They will contact a municipal judge who will grant you a temporary restraining order (TRO). The TRO will keep you and your family safe until you can attend your final restraining order hearing.

Within 10 days of the temporary restraining order being issued, your final restraining order hearing will be scheduled. It is recommended that you retain the services of a skilled domestic violence attorney to attend this hearing with you. Your attorney will work to obtain the evidence you need to support the change of your TRI to a final restraining order.

If you require assistance with this process, our dedicated attorney is here to help. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in gaining a restraining order against a domestic abuser.

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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.

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