Domestic Violence Lawyers In New Jersey

Our Approach

Our Domestic Violence lawyers are committed to fighting your domestic violence case. You will benefit from our extensive trial experience. Most importantly, we will be honest about your chances of winning your case. We never guarantee results. However, we absolutely guarantee that we will aggressively fight for you!

Your domestic violence case is as important to us as it is to you.  Each case is different and we welcome the opportunity to protect & defend you.

When you hire us, you will get complete access to us. We respond to all communications & love answering questions. Our fees are reasonable and we offer payment plans. 

Domestic Violence Laws in New Jersey

Under the New Jersey law, domestic violence is committed by a person who has a close relationship in your life, including a current or ex-spouse, any member of your household (past and current), any current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or a parent of your children (or expected child). You do not need to be legally related to or currently living with an abuser to qualify for protection under this law. 

If such a relationship applies, then the New Jersey Domestic Violence Prevention Act may apply.

Domestic Violence Relationships

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (N.J.S.A.2C:25-17 et seq. NJPDVA) protects against domestic violence and domestic abuse.
It applies to anyone over the age of 18 who is experiencing domestic abuse by any of the following:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Current or former household member (i.e., an adult child)
  • Current or former dating partner
  • Biological or adoptive co-parent, including a prospective co-parent if either party is pregnant.

WARNING: Final Restraining Orders Never Expire in New Jersey

If you have a court date for a Final Restraining Order, it is important to have an experienced Domestic Violence lawyer with you.

Domestic Violence court can be intimidating and overwhelming.
You will need to present evidence to show the judge that the accusation against you is not true.
Also, you will need to ask witnesses certain questions that support your innocence.

If you go to court alone, it is very likely that you will lose your case.

Once a Final Restraining Order is entered against you, it will never expire.

Click on the following article to learn more about restraining orders.

IMPORTANT: If you are in an abusive relationship, we can help. We also represent “victims” in Restraining Order cases.

Getting a temporary restraining order is a process.

You have options.
Your first option may be to contact your local police department to file a report and request a temporary restraining.
If you choose not to involve the police, you can also visit your local courthouse and speak with the Domestic Violence unit.

Of course, you can always call us and we will guide you in the right direction.
We offer Free Consultations.

If you are not a victim of domestic violence and believe that you are being falsely accused, we can also help you with these types of cases.

What's a Temporary Restraining Order?

In domestic violence situations, a temporary restraining order is an “immediate” separation between the parties.

Getting a temporary restraining order is the first step in the process of getting a final restraining order.

What's a Final Restraining Order?

A Final Restraining Order means that the person who “abused” you can never go near you.
If you have a final restraining order entered against you, you face serious consequences if you ever violate the order.
You could face up to 18 months in jail.

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