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What You Need to Know About Getting a Restraining Order in New Jersey During the Coronavirus

The coronavirus, unfortunately, has dominated the discussion across news organizations and the world. However, if you are someone who is experiencing issues related to domestic violence, there are several actions you can take to ensure your safety, even in these uncertain times where individuals are urged, as per the recommendation of the CDC, to stay inside. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorney to learn more about how we can help you get a temporary restraining order against an abusive person.

What should I do if I am a victim of domestic violence in New Jersey?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you should understand that as of now, most court cases are postponed except those regarding serious cases of domestic violence. The first thing you should do is submit your domestic violence case at your local police department, where you can apply for a temporary restraining order. When you apply, ensure you explain in the order and to the police why you need it immediately. 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. Ensure you gather all the evidence needed to prove that your spouse or partner is an immediate threat to you and your family so you can present it to the judge. Our firm can help you collect this evidence, as well as guide you through every step of the process to ensure you and your family’s safety. Depending on your case, you may either have to appear in person or, in other cases, you can appear over phone/video conferencing. If you are the victim of domestic violence, the time to act is now, regardless of the coronavirus spread. We are here to help you and your family live a safe, worry-free life.

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.