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As expert Toms River domestic violence lawyers, we know that domestic violence is a phenomenon that occurs with great frequency, leaving behind more than one victim and creating an uncertain future for all parties. In New Jersey, Temporary Restraining Orders are entered without notice to the accused offender. Final Restraining Orders are entered only after a hearing where the alleged victim and accused are both given notice and an opportunity to present their case. A Final Restraining Order, in New Jersey, is permanent. However, it is possible to remove a Restraining Order. Please call our office to explore your options.

The offenses which will qualify as incidents of domestic violence are:

  • Homicide
  • Assault
  • Terrorist Threats
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal Restraint
  • False Imprisonment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Lewdness
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Harassment
  • Stalking

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders can be issued without any physical contact. Typically, those orders are entered on the grounds of Harassment.

Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant going to Court for a domestic violence matter, your rights to live in your home, parent your children, and be financially secure will be impacted. We strongly urge you to secure independent legal advice prior to your Court appearance.