Prosecuting a restraining order in New Jersey
Our Domestic Violence lawyers can help you if you have a temporary restraining order on someone and you are looking to make it final. Domestic Violence is a complicated area of law as it combines elements of criminal defense and family law. Thus, if you hire a lawyer that only handles criminal defense or only hires family law, he or she may not be able to fully assist you in prosecuting your restraining order. Our tough, smart lawyers are experienced in both criminal defense and family law. As a result, we can handle all aspects of your domestic violence case.
In some cases, you may just want a final restraining order to be left alone. In other cases, you may want something else. Support, exclusive use of the house, custody of the children, etc. While restraining orders shouldn’t be signed to obtain a bargaining child in a divorce, family law or criminal case, the fact is that there are trade offs that can be negotiated in certain cases. Please note that we will never force you to settle but we would not be doing our job if we just went straight forward into a restraining order hearing without exploring all possibilities. There are many ways to help you obtain the protection you want while also getting you the support and other rights that you deserve without extensive litigation.
In short, you have options and we will help you explore all of them. We will go through the pros and cons, the costs and the risks. In the end, you will make the final decision. Call us at 732-773-2768 to discuss.
Average retainer: $1500