Jersey City Restraining Order Attorney

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Have you been continually harassed in Jersey City? Stalked? Abused? Do you fear for your safety? Or, conversely, have you been accused of committing domestic violence? Have you been charged with violating a restraining order against you? Our firm has experience handling both sides of restraining order cases, from prosecution to defense. After all, we firmly believe in the rights of our clients, and our ability to litigate both sides speaks to our deep knowledge of the legal system. So, whether you seek legal assistance in petitioning for a restraining order or legal representation against accusations for violating one, Artusa Law Firm PC can help.

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Whether you are a victim of domestic violence seeking a restraining order or have been accused of violating an order against you, our firm is prepared to help you. We have years of experience in multiple areas of family litigation, which are often tied to restraining order cases. We can help you craft a strong case for a temporary and/or final restraining order, or we can prepare a compelling defense against someone’s accusations that you have violated an order.

Don’t risk your future without a fight; let Artusa Law Firm PC protect you and your rights today. Call (201) 228-9815 or contact us online to learn more.

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Protect Your Family with a Restraining Order

If you have been subject to an instance of domestic violence or fear you will be, you have the right to seek legal protection via a restraining order. Depending on your situation, you may be wondering:

  • How do I get my husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend out of the house?
  • My husband hit me, what can I do?
  • How do I get a temporary restraining order in NJ?
  • Is harassment considered domestic violence?
  • Where can I obtain a restraining order in New Jersey?
  • If my spouse leaves the house, how will the bills get paid?

Note that conduct included in domestic violence could be stalking, harassment, criminal mischief, simple assault, burglary, criminal restraint, terroristic threats, and sexual assault.

New Jersey Restraining Orders have serious implications and exist to protect the abused. The state offers two options, including a temporary restraining order (TRO), which can be converted to a permanent order.

Individuals may file for a TRO with the court and explain their need for immediate protection. Once the TRO is granted by the judge ex-parte (without the defendant present), the defendant will be served with the restraining order and could be forbidden from coming back to the marital home or joint residence and will not be able to contact the petitioner in any way. 

The TRO will also set a preliminary court date for the final hearing for a final restraining order if necessary. At the final hearing, the judge may discuss various issues including child custody, child support, alimony, and further no-contact terms.

In some situations, individuals may decide that they do not want to pursue a full trial or instead want to settle custody and support matters with civil restraints. These are not as powerful as a restraining order, but if someone does violate a civil restraint, the plaintiff can file a motion in civil court to enforce it.

Every case is different. Your situation may warrant a restraining order or, even further, divorce, as well. Our firm can discuss the total circumstances involved in your case and try to find a way to resolve the issues at hand. As a full-service family law firm, we are ideal legal advocates in your restraining order case, as we can also help you determine possible outcomes or strategies for relevant matters like those involving child custody.

Defend Against Accusations of Violating an Order

In other situations, you might instead be the person targeted by a restraining order. If you have been accused of domestic violence and someone is seeking a final restraining order against you, you should enlist experienced legal representation as soon as possible to help protect your rights. Violations of a restraining order could result in civil and possibly criminal penalties. It is important to know what an order requires of you, which could impact the way you travel, your job, background checks, and family matters like custody decisions. A strategic and prepared attorney can make a critical difference, however, in your case. Our firm can take a look at your situation and build a careful defense against the accusations you are facing.

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