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Tag: Domestic Violence

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 […]


When Good Love Goes Bad Part 2

This blog entry is a continuation of the entry posted on March 22, 2013, and addresses whether or not you meet the criteria to obtain a restraining order under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act through the Family Division and if yes, where you would go to obtain same. In order to obtain a restraining […]


Fugitive Accused Of Domestic Violence Is Sought By Police

After allegedly detaining his ex-girlfriend against her will, an Englewood, New Jersey, man discharged a firearm inside her residence. At the time, one of their children was nearby; the bullet he fired stopped a couple of feet from his daughter’s crib. The suspect later fled from the scene of the crime in the woman’s Honda […]


When Good Love Goes Bad

A restraining order is an order of protection obtained through the Court system by the victim who has been the subject of domestic violence under the statute. Domestic violence is defined under the statute as the occurrence of one or more of the following criminal offenses: a. Homicide – N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1; b. Assault – N.J.S.A. […]


Updates To Violence Against Women Act Go Into Effect

New Jersey residents may have noticed when President Obama recently enacted updated protections in the Violence Against Women Act, which had lapsed for about 18 months. The new legislation, enacated March 7, includes added protections for gays, illegal immigrants and Native Americans after delays bogged down the bill in the politics that surrounded the election. […]


Senate Committee Approves Bill For Lgbt Domestic Violence Victims

Acts of violence in a relationship are always tragic, no matter whom the victim is. Since 1994, federal law has protected victims of domestic violence under the terms of the Violence Against Women Act. However, there are no specific protections for acts of violence committed in same-sex relationships. If the U.S. Congress passes the bill […]


Before The Month Is Up A Domestic Violence Reminder

Somehow, it has quickly gotten to the end of October. And besides soon having to say goodbye to this year’s trick or treating escapades, the end of this month marks the end of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Of course, it is important to pay attention to and stay active against domestic violence every month, […]


Study Football Team Losses Linked To Domestic Violence

Professional football may be an unlikely contributing factor to domestic violence in New Jersey. Time Magazine reports that a comprehensive study of emergency calls indicates that there is up to a 10 percent spike in domestic violence reports in the hour after a local football team has unexpectedly lost a game. The Quarterly Journal of […]


Prominent New Jersey Domestic Violence Activist Dies

Prominent New Jersey domestic violence activist Evelyn Jacobs Ortner died earlier this month. The Star-Ledger reports that the 83-year-old Ortner died of leukemia and is survived by her children and husband of 63 years. “No one in the field of violence against women matched her intensity and drive on behalf of victims,” Richard Gelles, the […]