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How to Divorce an Abusive Spouse

Jun 19, 2017

Morris County NJ Domestic Abuse Lawyers

Domestic Violence and Restraining Order Attorneys in Morris County, New Jersey

Accusations of domestic abuse are very serious and emotional matters. Whether your spouse or someone else has been violent toward you or you have been accused of domestic violence, you deserve the best available legal representation to protect yourself and your legal rights. Often, allegations of domestic abuse arise in the context of divorce, as former romantic relationships become strained, resentful, or even violent. The determinations in these cases can have catastrophic unintended consequences, including adverse influence on child custody arrangements.

At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C., in Morristown, our domestic abuse lawyers represent men and women who have found themselves entangled in issues surrounding domestic violence and temporary restraining orders (TROs). With extensive experience in this area of the law, we provide counsel, support, and aggressive advocacy to protect your best interests. If you are facing a domestic violence issue, contact us to arrange a consultation with an experienced domestic abuse attorney.

Resolving Your Domestic Violence or Child Abuse Matter in New Jersey

Domestic violence victims come from all walks of life. Men and women, young and old, from a highly diverse set of religions and backgrounds–domestic violence can touch anyone. In addition, issues of domestic violence are not confined to married couples, and may affect former spouses, couples who are currently dating or were formerly linked romantically, any members of the same household, or parents who share a child. The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act is purposefully broad to include all of the instances in which domestic violence may occur.

The criminal offenses that may constitute domestic violence under the law are as follows:

  • Homicide
  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Terroristic threats
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal restraint
  • False imprisonment
  • Sexual assault
  • Criminal sexual contact
  • Lewdness
  • Criminal mischief
  • Burglary
  • Criminal trespass
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Criminal coercion

If you are accused of abuse or you are an abused victim, the ability to collect evidence that supports your case is crucial for achieving your desired outcome. Often, the evidence gathering process involves medical records, correspondence such as text messages, emails, and social media messaging, as well as witness testimony. Your attorney should collect all of the available evidence to support your case and to ensure that justice is served.

Contact a Morris County NJ Domestic Violence Attorney for Aggressive Advocacy

At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C., we are experienced in handling all forms of domestic abuse cases, including spousal abuse and child abuse hearings. Our divorce lawyers can also give you sound advice, attuned to your unique circumstances, on the potential consequences of seeking a domestic violence restraining order in conjunction with a divorce. In addition, if you have been accused of abuse or neglect toward your child, we can represent you in investigations by the Division of Youth and Family Services. For additional information and a cost-free initial consultation, contact our offices at 973-828-0829 today.

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Morristown, NJ 07960

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