Orders of Protection
An order of protection – or restraining order – is a document issued and signed by a judge to help protect you from either domestic violence, harassment, or another type of abuse. If you would like to file an order of protection against an abuser, speak to an experienced New Jersey family law and divorce lawyer at Arons & Solomon, P.A. by calling us at (201) 487-1199 today to help you get started.
When you’re the victim of domestic violence and worried for your physical and emotional safety, it is natural that complex legal matters are not top of mind. Allow our experienced team of family law attorneys in Bergen County to handle your request for protection so you can get your life back to normal and achieve peace of mind.
We offer a free consultation, so please do not hesitate to reach out to our compassionate family attorneys today.
How Arons & Solomon, P.A., Can Help You Seek an Order of Protection in Bergen County
If you are looking to file a restraining order in Hackensack, New Jersey, whether temporary or permanent, Arons & Solomon, P.A., is here to help. When you retain the services of our skilled Bergen County divorce lawyers, you are benefiting from years of experience handling delicate family law matters just like yours.
When you hire our law firm to seek or enforce an order of protection, you can expect us to:
- Provide a free initial consultation where you can speak directly with an experienced domestic violence attorney
- Understand the details and facts of your specific case
- Gather and examine any evidence related to your case
- Prepare and submit a formal request for an order of protection on your behalf with the local court
- Keep you fully informed and updated on the status of your request for protection
- Help you file for divorce, if that’s a step you’d like to take.
If your safety is being threatened, the time to act is now. Contact our New Jersey law offices today to schedule your free consultation.
What Is an Order of Protection?
An order of protection is a court order signed by a judge that will set limits on the behavior of the recipient to help shield you from further harassment or abuse.
In New Jersey, a restraining order can:
- Order an end to your domestic violence abuse or the abuse of a family member
- Prohibit the recipient from being near your home or place of work
- Prohibit contact between you and the recipient
- Prohibit contact between the recipient and your minor children or your children’s school
- Formalize decisions on child custody and child support
- Formalize decisions on the division of property
There is no cost or fee associated with obtaining an order of protection, and it can be renewed on a yearly basis at the judge’s discretion. There is a lot to consider when it comes to orders of protection, so it would be beneficial to have a Bergen County family law attorney at your side to help you through the process.
How Will Obtaining a Restraining Order Help Me If I’m the Victim of Domestic Violence?
An order of protection can be beneficial in preventing further abuse and harassment. Perhaps the most important consequence of an order of protection is that, if it is violated, the recipient can be arrested by the police.
For example, if you have an order of protection barring your spouse from entering your home, and they enter your home anyway, they can be arrested. And, the police are generally more likely to take your call seriously when an order of protection is involved.
An order of protection can also be helpful when it comes to stalking. If you are being stalked or followed at home or at work, you can request an order of protection to help prevent that from happening. Orders of protection can also be helpful in establishing who has custody of a child and other decisions relating to the family such as child support and property division.
When you speak with our experienced team of civil lawyers at Arons & Solomon, P.A., we will discuss your situation with you to see if an order of protection would make a difference in your specific case.
What Are the Different Types of Orders of Protection?
There are two main kinds of restraining orders in New Jersey: temporary and final.
Temporary Restraining Order
A temporary restraining order (“TRO”) may be issued by a judge if the judge feels there is an immediate or present danger to you. This type of order is issued without any input from the person against whom you’re seeking protection. Why? The judge is seeking to protect you from abuse while you await a court hearing for the full order of protection to be issued.
If a temporary order of protection is issued, a law enforcement officer will locate the respondent and serve them with the order, which they will be required to obey until the hearing takes place.
A temporary restraining order can be issued even if you can’t show up in court. In this instance, it would be called an ex parte restraining order.
Final Restraining Order
In cases where a judge feels there is no present and immediate danger to you, instead of issuing a TRO or an ex parte order of protection, you will be given a Notice of Hearing.
Until the hearing takes place, the respondent does not have any restrictions on their behavior. At the full order hearing, the judge will take into account all the evidence provided by both parties and make a decision on whether or not to grant a full order of protection.
If the full order is issued, the respondent will be expected to abide by the order or otherwise face legal consequences.
We Can Help You Request a Restraining Order in Northern New Jersey
Call us for immediate assistance if you need to secure an order of protection in:
- Franklin Lakes
- Upper Saddle River
- Old Tappan
- Saddle River
- And other areas
Our Bergen County family law attorneys are ready and willing to help you protect yourself and your family. Call now.
Contact Our Orders of Protection Lawyers For Your Free Consultation Today
If you need to file an order of protection, the process can be complicated and messy, but your safety and well-being is a priority. Call our New Jersey law offices today to find out more about how Arons & Solomon, P.A., can help you get an order of protection. Schedule your free consultation so you can speak to our attorneys and get the process started.