What to Do If You Are Being Stalked

June 5, 2017 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Our previous article detailed the warning signs of a stalker. If you think you have are being stalked, then you need to take action. There are a number of strategies you can use to protect yourself. Be clear. Before taking any legal action, tell the person in clear language that you do not want their attention. […]

How to Tell if You’re Being Stalked

May 8, 2017 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Being stalked is a frightening and often traumatizing experience. The first step to getting help is to recognize the signs of stalking as early as possible. Despite what Hollywood and TV would have you believe, stalkers aren’t always weird or socially inept. In fact, they can appear very normal on the surface. New Jersey defines […]

Could Lawmakers Finally Persuade Christie to Sign New Gun Bill?

December 19, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Democrats in New Jersey’s legislature and senate are hoping to finally convince Republican Governor Chris Christie to vote in favor of new gun restrictions. Christie has vetoed two bills in the past year that required domestic violence offenders to surrender firearms. The latest effort comes amid statistics that show a woman is five times more […]

Impact of a Restraining Order on Holiday Visitation Rights

December 12, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

For families in which the parents no longer reside together, the holidays can be very stressful. Joint custody situations can lead to logistical and emotional challenges, especially when one parent has a restraining order against the other. A restraining order does not necessarily mean that you cannot see your children on holidays. Depending on the […]

Lawmakers Seek to Allow Restraining Orders for Cyber Harassment

November 15, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

UPDATE: The bill was signed into law on Monday, Dec. 5 by Gov. Chris Christie. Victims of cyber harassment may soon be able to obtain restraining orders against their harassers. A bill proposed on September 24 would classify the crime as a form of domestic violence. The law was passed a majority vote in both the […]

Lawmakers Tangle with Christie Over Gun Laws

July 13, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Earlier this summer, New Jersey legislators passed two gun regulation bills and began plans to craft a third. This put the Democratic controlled Senate and Assembly in direct odds with Republican Governor Chris Christie, who opposes the measures. New Jersey gun laws are among the strictest in the country. Until April, state regulations required an […]

Christie Again Blocks NJ Domestic Violence Gun Bill

June 8, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

For the second time in two years, Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a gun reform bill proposed by Democrats in the New Jersey State Legislature. The bill would have prevented individuals from accessing firearms if they had been convicted of domestic abuse or had domestic violence restraining orders taken out against them. Offenders would have […]