#DVCounts: Child Support & Alimony For Domestic Violence Survivors Make Key Difference

September 13 is #DVCounts day, an important annual Census Day organized by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). All day long, organizations and survivors are sharing stories and data about the need for critical domestic violence resources.

According to the NNEDV’s DVCounts Annual Census Report (using statistics gathered on September 13, 2018), in New Jersey, over the course of a single day, survivors made 67 requests for services — including emergency shelter, housing, transportation, childcare, legal representation, and more — that could not be provided because programs did not have the resources to provide these services. The most frequently requested non-residential services that could not be provided were housing advocacy, legal representation, and financial assistance. 

Multiple that number by 365 and you have 24,455 survivors of domestic violence in New Jersey at risk for losing their chance to find safety and protection. 

These statistics are deeply troubling, and make it vital for our law firm to do even more outreach in our communities to make sure our FREE domestic violence legal resources are as widely available as possible. 

We also have a message for all survivors of domestic violence: you can get out, you can get your children out, and you can get money to live: 

  • You can apply for child support and alimony at the same time you apply for a temporary restraining order.
  • You can use support for housing, food, childcare and other necessities.
  • Your abuser does not get to find out where you are living just because they are making support payments. This is completely confidential. 
  • The courts can make your abuser pay your legal fees, including your attorney fees for legal representation.
  • If you are a victim of financial abuse, the courts can reinstate your access to your own money that your abuser may have been controlling or stolen from you.

Here for you

Learn about your rights and legal options by meeting with one of our compassionate family law attorneys for FREE. Please use our contact form or call us today at (888) 888-0919 to claim your free meeting. For added peace of mind, please note that you discuss with your attorney is COMPLETELY confidential.

Emergency Help for Domestic Violence Victims: Are you being abused by a spouse or intimate/domestic partner? For immediate help, call 911 or your local emergency services. For information regarding safe house shelters and other crisis services, contact the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 572-7233 (SAFE) or the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 799-7233 (SAFE).

 

 

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