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Tag Archives: Domestic Violence

New Jersey Mother Of 2 Cut In Domestic Violence Incident

Morris County NJ Domestic Violence LawyersJan. 1 started in Jersey City with police responding to a report of domestic violence outside a Neptune Avenue apartment. Officers on the scene found a 45-year-old man involved in an argument with his 35-year-old girlfriend. Also present were the woman’s two children, ages 6 months and 10 years.

A broken glass table had cut her right hand. According to the statement she gave police, their dispute concerned their relationship. Her boyfriend had turned violent. She said he grabbed her and pushed her onto the glass table. Her children were uninjured.

Police said that they explained to the woman her rights as a victim of apparent domestic violence. She could have requested a temporary restraining order, but told police that she did not want one. She also did not accept any medical treatment at that time. Police arrested the man on a charge of simple assault domestic violence.

Someone coping with the threat of domestic violence has a right to obtain legal representation. An attorney could advise the person about the steps necessary for obtaining a restraining order. The documentation needed in court could also be prepared by an attorney. Once a restraining order is in place, an attorney could explain the terms to the person so that the client understands exactly what protections the court order provides. This could include how and when to contact police if a violation of the order occurs. Additionally, if a restraining order needs to be renewed, an attorney could gather the evidence and explain to a judge the reasons for continued protection.

Source: NJ.com, “Jersey City Man Accused of Pushing Girlfriend onto Glass Table, Breaking it, Cops Say“, Jonathan Lin, Jan. 1, 2016

Domestic Violence And Mass Shootings

New Jersey residents may not realize that women in the United States are 11 times more likely to be killed by a firearm than those in other countries. The availability of guns and the lack of strict gun laws are believed to be connected to the prevalence of guns and domestic violence. While most people… Continue Reading

Protection Against Identity Theft In Abusive Relationships

Domestic violence victims in New Jersey may suffer from a variety of different types of abuse. It may be physical, emotional or sexual in nature. However, financial abuse may also occur, making victims afraid to leave due to the thought of their identity being stolen. Individuals who work with domestic violence victims know that abusers… Continue Reading

Am I In An Abusive Relationship

When you are in love, it may be difficult to see you are in an abusive relationship. This is especially true if there is not real physical violence. Perhaps your friends all over New Jersey have said something about it, but you brushed it off as your partner “having a bad day” or “just being… Continue Reading

Gun Laws To Get Tougher In Domestic Violence Cases

New Jersey is looking to give law enforcement officers more power when it comes to domestic violence issues involving guns. As it stands now, officers can seize any guns found at a location of domestic abuse, if there is just cause. A new bill is being discussed in the state legislature that would further this… Continue Reading

New Jersey Woman Seared With Hot Oil While Sleeping

A 32-year-old woman and mother of two suffered severe 2nd and 3rd degree burns after her ex-husband poured hot oil over her while she was sleeping. Now in a burn unit in a New Jersey hospital, the woman suffers from the physical pain of her injuries and the emotional trauma of this episode of domestic… Continue Reading

When Good Love Goes Bad Part 3

This blog entry is a continuation of the entries posted on March 22, 2013 and April 2, 2013. Under Silver v. Silver, 387 N.J. Super. 112 (App. Div. 2006), when determining whether or not a Final Restraining Order should be awarded, the Court must perform the following two part test: 1. The Judge must determine… Continue Reading

When Good Orders Go Bad

Yesterday, my colleague posted a blog regarding the permanency of a Final Restraining Order (FRO) in New Jersey. This caused me to start thinking about the practical difficulties of living with an FRO between parties in situations where they must inevitably still communicate, such as when they have children in common. Many times I will… Continue Reading

When Does A Final Restraining Order Expire

When does a Final Restraining Order expire in the State of New Jersey? The answer is simple: It NEVER expires. A Final Restraining Order entered in the State of New Jersey is permanent. Under limited circumstances a party can seek that a Final Restraining Order be dissolved. Pursuant to Carfagno v. Carfagno, 288 N.J. Super… Continue Reading

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