New Jersey Restraining Order Lawyer
Domestic Violence Requires A Serious Response
Domestic abuse is not limited to physical violence. In the eyes of the law, emotional and psychological abuse is considered as significant as broken bones, black eyes and bruises.
New Jersey law protects domestic partners, parents and children, as well as those in dating relationships, from domestic violence through orders of protection, also known as restraining orders. The attorneys at Hanan M. Isaacs, P.C., can help you secure a preliminary restraining order without having to face the abusive party. A final hearing will be set to determine if the order should be permanent.
In New Jersey, restraining orders are issued in the state’s civil Superior Court system in order to keep an abuser away from an individual who is abused physically, mentally, sexually or verbally. Some domestic relationship must exist between that party and the person the restraining order is meant to protect.
The following conditions are sufficient to obtain an order of protection:
- Physical abuse of child, spouse or domestic partner
- Criminal restraint or unlawful imprisonment
- Sexual assault or criminal sexual contact
- Breaking and entering their home, burglary
- Criminal mischief, criminal trespassing
- Harassment, stalking, disobeying a restraining order
- Verbal threats of physical abuse, consistent with past behavior
- Intentional child endangerment
- Other more serious offenses
A temporary order can be issued when a judge feels there is sufficient basis to believe domestic violence has occurred. A temporary order exists until a hearing is held to impose a final restraining order, which requires firmer evidence.
“I cannot say enough about the help Mr. Isaacs and his team have provided to me. I am most impressed by the ease with which Mr. Isaacs is able to give guidance and create a plan of action….something that, at a difficult time, is hard to do on one’s own without help.” – Amanda J.
Contact A Restraining Order Attorney
If you are the victim of domestic violence in Princeton or elsewhere in the state, you need to take immediate legal action to protect yourself from further harm.
To speak with one of our lawyers, please call 609-683-7400, or contact us online.