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 […]

Giffords Lobbies Christie to Restrict Gun Access to Those Subject to Restraining Orders

March 23, 2015 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords has struggled to speak since 2011 after she miraculously survived a gunshot to her head.  However, she was not going to let this struggle prevent her from voicing her message in an address to the public at the Gun Violence Against Women Roundtable held last week at the Statehouse in New […]

Morris County Sheriff Gets His Guns Back After 6 Month Domestic Violence Investigation

January 22, 2015 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Last July, Morris County Sheriff Edward Rochford’s guns were removed from his custody after his wife of 41 years filed a domestic violence restraining order against him.  And although the restraining order was dismissed by Superior Court Family Judge John Selser in Paterson just one month after it was filed, NJ.com is reporting that the […]

NJ Bill Aims to Allow Restraining Orders by Cyber-Harassment Victims

January 5, 2015 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Although it is hailed as one of the toughest in the country, New Jersey’s cyber-harassment law fails to protect victims from the very conduct that the law criminalizes.  Under the current NJ law victims of cyber harassment are unable to obtain restraining orders against their tormentors because the law does not apply to NJ’s domestic […]

New Domestic Violence and Restraining Order Bills Pass in the State Assembly

October 15, 2014 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Recently, the New Jersey State Assembly unanimously approved a half-dozen measures aimed at combating domestic violence. None of the proposals were directly written in response to the release of the video depicting Ray Rice knocking his now-wife unconscious in an Atlantic City casino hotel elevator back in February. In truth, four of the bills have […]