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Category: Domestic Violence

How is Domestic Violence Handled in New Jersey Courts?

The issue of domestic violence is a very real and scary problem that numerous people live through. It can strike the lives of anyone, regardless of their gender, age, or sexual orientation. When your partner is abusive, the most important thing that can be done is to seek help in order to remove yourself from […]


Destroying Property and Restraining Orders

When most people think of domestic violence and abuse, they most likely think of overt physical actions committed by one party against another. While such an action would certainly be considered domestic violence (given the two parties have one of the types of relationships described in the NJ Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA)), many […]


How Can Domestic Violence Affect a Child Custody Agreement?

Domestic violence, and the commonly resulting legal actions of temporary restraining orders and final restraining orders, can be one of the most trying, stressful, and emotionally difficult situations for any family to face. In the case of the abused party, securing protection for themselves and/or their children is of extreme importance. On the other hand, […]


Substance Abuse and Divorce in Morris County, NJ

The issues of substance abuse and divorce are the types of topics which we all know effect millions of people, but never expect it to impact us. Unfortunately, the reality is that in the U.S. nearly 1,000,000 divorces take place each year and tens of millions of adults will partake in binge drinking or illicit drug use. When the numbers are that […]


Dealing With Emotional Abuse from an Ex Spouse

For many individuals going through a divorce, one of the most difficult issues is dealing with and overcoming emotional abuse and/or harassment from their ex spouse. All divorces come about for a reason, and many times acrimonious separations are due to or can even result in a hostile relationship between exes. This can be particularly tricky […]


Final Restraining Orders: Implications and Dismissal

Different states handle restraining orders in different manners. For example, a final restraining order issued in New York will last either two to five years. In New Jersey however, a final restraining order lasts indefinitely, and will last until such time that the filing party vacates the order, or the named party is successful in […]