The most common Acts of domestic violence are Harassment, Assault and Terroristic Threats. A victim’s understanding of his or her legal rights with regard to domestic violence may be difference between obtaining the protection of a Restraining Order or continuing to suffer from an abuser and the cycle of violence.
Domestic Violence Act in New Jersey
Our New Jersey Courts have also recognized that the Domestic Violence Act is not a primer for social etiquette and should not be used as a sword to wield against every unpleasant encounter or annoying interaction that occurs between household members, spouses, parents or those who have a dating relationship.
It is not uncommon for a spouse in a divorce action to pursue a restraining order to obtain sole possession of the marital residence or an advantage in a custody action. The Wilentz Family Law Team offers substantial experience in these delicate situations.
If you are a victim of domestic violence or have been served with a Restraining Order as they purported aggressor, it is important to understand your rights and protect your legal interests. As experienced Family Law Attorneys and skilled litigators, our Family Law Team handles many domestic violence matters throughout New Jersey Courts.
Wilentz Family Law & Criminal Law Teams
Our Family Law Team also has direct access to the Wilentz Criminal Law Team as Domestic Violence matters often lead to simultaneous criminal actions brought by prosecutors in both local municipalities and the Superior Court. Contact our Family Law Team today if you are a domestic violence victim or believe that you have been wrongfully accused of committing an act of Domestic Violence.