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How to Obtain a Restraining Order in New Jersey?

If you are in a domestic violence situation, it is important to know that there are resources. One of these resources you may want to explore is a restraining order. Attempting to obtain a restraining order may feel overwhelming, but there are resources here to aid you in the process, one of which is our law firm. Read on to learn more about obtaining a restraining order in New Jersey.

What are the Grounds for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)?

New Jersey courts operate under the belief of “better safe than sorry,” when it comes to domestic violence and restraining orders, so it is likely that you will be issued a TRO. Some of the grounds for a Temporary Restraining Order are as follows:

  • Stalking
  • Terroristic threats
  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse

Visit Your Local Family Court or Police Station

If you go to your local family court or police station, you can apply for a temporary restraining order. For the most part, anyone who requests a temporary restraining order will be granted one. This should prompt them to contact a municipal court judge, who should then grant you your temporary restraining order. Once your TRO is granted, you will attend your final court date within 10 days.

Final Restraining Order Hearing

At this hearing, you will have to present evidence, proving that the person you filed the restraining order against is an immediate threat to you or your family. This will determine whether the temporary restraining order should become permanent. This process can be difficult, so you should find a compassionate and experienced domestic violence attorney to guide you through the process. Our firm can help you collect evidence and support you through this hearing.

If you are interested in obtaining a restraining order in New Jersey, contact our firm today. We are here to support you through every step of the process and help make sure you and your family are safe. In addition, there are many resources for victims of domestic violence in New Jersey. For more information regarding these resources, reach out to our firm or your local police station. There are people who will advocate for you and your loved ones.

Contact our experienced Ocean City firm

Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.