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. […]
A landmark ruling recently issued by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones has paved the way for pregnant women who are threatened by domestic violence to seek restraining orders for their unborn children. The opinion acknowledged that New Jersey does not recognize fetuses as having legal rights. However, Judge Jones asserted that women who […]
Believe it or not, many states, including New Jersey, allow you to obtain a restraining order against your parents when certain conditions are met. For instance, in a case of domestic violence, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19 clearly includes “any household member” as a person who you can obtain a restraining order against. However, you will still have […]
There are numerous terms related to restraining orders floating around. For some, it can be quite difficult to understand the core differences between them all. For example, many wonder what the fundamental differences are between a temporary restraining order (TRO) and a final restraining order (FRO) in New Jersey. Can I apply for an FRO […]
It is extremely difficult to know precisely when to file for a restraining order against an abuser in New Jersey. Many times, this will be a person-specific and case-specific thing. Nevertheless, there are usually a few tell-tale signs of when to get and when not to get a restraining order against another person. In many […]
A restraining order differs from an order of protection is a few subtle, but very important, ways. Although the function of both is to prevent an abuser from coming in contact with you (e.g. physically, telephonically, or virtually), nuanced differences exist regarding length and the penalties associated with the abuser violating them.