Trenton Domestic Violence and Restraining Order Lawyers
Compassionate and Trusted Attorneys Fight to Protect Clients’ Rights in Domestic Violence Matters in Mercer County and Throughout New Jersey
In New Jersey, domestic violence is taken seriously. It is a sensitive subject and can have a traumatic impact on your family. An accusation of domestic violence is potentially damaging to you and your family’s livelihood. Worse yet, if you have been the victim of domestic violence, the pain and suffering is potentially overwhelming and can negatively impact every part of your life. The trusted family law attorneys at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC are here for you if you want to discuss any domestic violence matter in confidence. Our lawyers are compassionate and experienced in all matters related to any domestic violence dispute.
Whether you have been a victim of domestic violence or you have been accused of committing an act of domestic violence, it is so important to act quickly so that you can protect your rights. Domestic violence cases move rapidly, and our lawyers are equipped and ready to handle all phases of your case from start to finish.
Every person is different and has various needs and interests that go into consideration regarding a domestic violence dispute. The KMHL&D legal team values your family. We are committed to fighting for your rights. If you live in Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, or anywhere else in New Jersey, the family law attorneys at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC are trustworthy and experienced, and ready to help. Contact our Trenton Domestic Violence Lawyers today for a free and confidential consultation.
New Jersey’s Domestic Violence Law
Under New Jersey Statute 2C:25-17, an individual is protected from emotion, physical, or sexual abuse by:
- A spouse or former spouse
- A current or former dating partner
- A current or former household member (including roommates and adult children)
- Your child’s other parent, or the parent of a child you’re expecting
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act identifies various offenses that fall under the category of domestic violence when the offense is perpetrated by one of the categories of people above, including:
- Terroristic threats
- Criminal restraint
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal coercion
- Criminal trespass
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Criminal mischief
- Cyber harassment
- Violation of a restraining order
- Any crime involving the risk of serious injury or death to a protected individual
Furthermore, alleging that you were the victim of one of these crimes is grounds for a restraining order. Restraining orders can be obtained and served quickly to give you an added layer of protection from the outset. Our family law attorneys have the experience and expertise to advise you through this difficult time. It is important to have an attorney who knows how to handle the complexities of domestic violence situations in New Jersey. Contact Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC today to learn more.
Our Lawyers are Here to Help
The Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC legal team is here for you – we will do everything to stop the domestic abuse and protect our family’s future. Our lawyers can:
- Help you understand whether a temporary restraining order is appropriate
- Help you apply for the restraining order
- Explain the repercussions of the alleged abuse on your unique family law matter
- Connect you with resources that can help you stay safe
- Develop a plan to prevent future abuse
- Help you respond to any concerns that your spouse or partner may be cyberstalking you or making threats
In case you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, we can help you and your family protect your rights. Our experience in domestic violence issues is deployed for your benefit. Contact Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC today.
Contact Our Trusted Domestic Violence Lawyers for a Free Consultation Today
If you or a member of your family have experienced domestic violence or have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to get help from a trustworthy and experienced lawyer. The Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC legal team is here to help you understand your rights, options, and resources. We serve Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, and the rest of New Jersey. Contact the qualified Trenton domestic violence lawyers at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC today for a free and confidential consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders in New Jersey
We do. The Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC legal team has experience in domestic violence issues in New Jersey. We are here for you and your family and will protect your livelihood and your rights. If you are experiencing any amount of domestic violence or have a question about domestic violence, and live in Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, or throughout New Jersey, contact us for a free and confidential discussion.
If you are in danger, call 911 immediately. You are not alone – there are resources and people to help you. You can also call the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-572-SAFE. They have the resources and connections to provide assistance on many different levels. The police are also available 24/7.
You should also document the abuse immediately. Take photos of any injuries or damage to your property. Our legal team is trustworthy and experienced in domestic violence disputes, and is here to help you navigate this process. Contact Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC today for a free and confidential consultation – we are here to help you.
In New Jersey, judges have the discretion to impose multiple levels of restrictions with a restraining order. You may initially receive a temporary restraining order that becomes effective immediately. Following that, the judge can then finalize that order upon a hearing. With a restraining order, a judge has the authority to:
— Ensure the abuser cannot return home
— Order the abuser to continue to pay living expenses for a shared home
— Prevent any contact, including texts, emails, phone calls, etc.
— Order the abuser to stay away from your place of work, your children’s school, or any other significant location
— Restrict the abuser from possessing a firearm
— And more