Category Archives: New Jersey Law – Domestic Violence

Bari Weinberger Delivers Keynote Speech On Male Victims of Domestic Violence At Union County C.A.R.E.S. Symposium

Bari Weinberger delivered a keynote speech at the 4th annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium, held April 6, 2017, at Kean University. The theme of this year’s Symposium was Hidden Victims of Domestic Violence. … Continue reading

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When Kids Witness Domestic Violence, Is It Child Abuse?

Witnessing violence in any form can leave a lasting negative impact on a child — and when children live in homes where domestic violence, including physical abuse, is a frequent occurrence, the consequences can be dire. What can we do … Continue reading

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Our Super Bowl Domestic Violence PSA: Six Steps To Get The Protection You Deserve

One of the most greatly anticipated parts of this Sunday’s Super Bowl is, of course, the fun and memorable commercials! Corporations spend big bucks to make an impression. For us, and maybe for you, the Super Bowl ad from the … Continue reading

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Governor Christie Signs Expansion to SASPA Act for Sexual Assault Survivors

Earlier this month, Governor Chris Christie singed a bill into law that expands the coverage of the fairly new Sexual Assault Survivors Protection Act. SASPA, as it more commonly called, became law here in New Jersey in May of 2016. … Continue reading

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Governor Christie Signs Domestic Violence Gun Bill that Enhances Current Protections

Earlier this month, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that limits access to firearms for domestic violence offenders. How will this change current domestic violence gun laws on the books? 

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How to Defend Yourself In A Domestic Violence Matter

You have found yourself in the position of defending against a final restraining order being entered against you. A trial has been scheduled and you are naturally concerned. What is important to prioritize in making a strong defense?

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Is It Time To Strengthen New Jersey’s Domestic Violence Laws?

The brutal December 18 murder of New Jersey mother of two Tara O’Shea-Watson at the hands of her estranged husband and accused killer, Jeremiah Monell, is a tragedy beyond all belief. In the aftermath of Monell’s arrest following a two-week … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday PSA: Protect Yourself From Cyber Spying

Are you trapped in an abusive relationship? If your spouse is monitoring your movements or spying on you  in an attempt to control you, be aware that he or she may have taken steps to monitor your online activity. With … Continue reading

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Spousal Spying—Are You at Risk?

It is hard for most of us to remember a time without smartphones, email, GPS, and even drones, and virtual reality. High tech definitely seems here to stay. But, there is a dark side to all this technology, particularly in … Continue reading

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Lesbian Couples and DV: Special Concerns & Solutions

According to the National Violence Against Women survey, domestic violence affects 1 in 3 lesbian relationships. And tragically, many victims remain silent. If we, as a society, have learned anything during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it is that domestic … Continue reading

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