Restraining Orders — How Do They Work and What Do They Do?

Protecting yourself and your children against violence or harassment

At Murano & Roth, LLC, we recognize that spousal abuse and domestic violence require sensitivity and discretion. We understand the sensitive nature of abuse cases and strive to protect you from physical harm as well as harm to your reputation. In fact, every year in New Jersey, nearly 75,000 domestic violence cases are reported. This statistic documents a persistent problem that leaves so many families in ruins.

Sadly, is not uncommon for domestic abuse to be at the root of a divorce or child custody dispute. In this area of law, our lawyers have significant experience. We take legitimate and false accusations of abuse very seriously and give each case the full benefit of our years of experience.

Guiding you through a difficult time

Under New Jersey law, domestic violence includes physical abuse, threats, stalking and psychological abuse. If you are a victim of any type of abuse, you may be entitled to protection under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17-33. This law is a useful tool for victims of domestic abuse and allows you to expedite procedures for obtaining a temporary restraining order, which prohibits the alleged abuser from being near you. A restraining order may provide you with the safety you need to make an important change and move forward with your life. We can help sort through the facts and protect your rights. With experience in handling claims of partner abuse, spousal abuse and battery and child abuse, we’re proud to assist victims in obtaining protective orders and restraining orders.

Defending against allegations of abuse

Of course, every story has two sides. Sometimes allegations of domestic violence or abuse may be false. If this is the case, we’ll do our best to make sure you get a fair shake. We understand how an allegation of abuse impacts a family law case. If you are facing a false domestic violence allegation -- common in divorce, child custody and family law disputes -- we document the facts of the case and move for dismissal of the restraining order. In certain cases, we can even pursue the false accuser for attorney fees incurred in defending your case.

Contact us to learn more about restraining orders

Getting a restraining order — or fighting an unjust one — isn’t something you need to do on your own. If you need assistance with any part of the restraining order process, contact Murano & Roth, LLC online or at 201.265.3400. We offer a free 30-minute consultation.

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