Tag: abuse

Impact of Parental Alienation on Children Morris County NJ

Divorce and Child custody issues are some of the most complicated and impactful judgments made by the courts in Morristown, Morris, Chester and across Morris County .  The fiscal, and emotional futures of entire families often hang in the balance. Family law conflicts are rarely simple and often involve complicated legal matters that can be very intimidating to the average person. The New Jersey divorce […]

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Financial Abuse In New Jersey

Some individuals in New Jersey have found out the hard way that not all abuse is physical or emotional. Abuse can be financial too. Some abusers realize that an individual’s finances are a pivotal part of life, so that by manipulating finances, abusers may possibly gain utter control over their victim. Financial abusers employ a […]

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What Protections Can Victims Of Domestic Violence Obtain

The problem of domestic violence is far too prevalent in New Jersey and around the country. In 1991, the New Jersey legislature enacted the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act after studies showed that thousands of residents of the state were being subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their spouses or those with whom […]

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Overview Of New Jerseys Domestic Violence Laws

New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 specifies 14 prohibited criminal acts, one or more of which constitutes an act of domestic violence if perpetrated by an adult or emancipated minor upon someone with whom they are in a relationship. The acts include actual or threatened emotional, physical and economic abuse ranging from […]

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Domestic Violence And New Jersey Gun Owners

A domestic violence case in Saddle Brook has created controversy over a person’s right to own guns. After responding to a domestic dispute call involving a 64-year-old women and her 65-year-old husband on Aug. 8, they asked the man if he had any firearms. When police learned that the man did have firearms in his […]

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The Difficulty In Recognizing An Abusive Relationship

New Jersey residents who are in relationships that involve domestic violence may take some time to actually realize that they are in abusive relationships. There are a number of reasons that this is the case. One reason is that domestic abuse is not just limited to physical violence. Any pattern of controlling another person is […]

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Domestic Violence Surges In New Jersey

Domestic violence incidents at the end of June in South Jersey reflect a troublesome trend. Statistics from state police from 2011 provide a glimpse of the trends, a period during which Camden and Ocean counties both experienced approximately 200 arrests of individuals in violation of restraining orders connected to domestic violence issues. More than 3,000 […]

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Leaving An Abusive Relationship

A 2011 report on domestic violence in New Jersey reported that women comprise just over three-fourths of all domestic violence victims. A Hazlet nonprofit agency, 180 Turning Lives Around, is working to end abuse. They further indicated that about 25 percent of all women are the victims of such violence at some point in time. […]

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Christie Vetoes Electronic Monitoring Bill Wants Changes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed Lisa’s Law, a measure passed by the state legislature that would require electronic monitoring of some people placed under restraining orders or jailed in domestic abuse cases. The delay was aimed at making sure the technology existed to fully implement the new domestic violence rules, as well as […]

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New Jersey Expands Domestic Violence Services

Legislators in New Jersey are praising the state’s decision to expand its domestic violence services in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. One of the states that was hardest hit by the storm, New Jersey was given nearly $4 million in funds by a federal Social Service Block Grant and then almost another $1 million from […]

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