Basic Information about a New Jersey Restraining Order
You may have experienced a bad relationship or divorce with your former partner. A New Jersey restraining order is a reality and solution for those who feel their safety and personal space is threatened by another person.
A New Jersey restraining order is a civil order issued by a judge. The order provides protection against the presence of unwanted parties such as a former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, present or former household member, and other parties identified in the restraining order.
The precipitating events and reasons to seek a New Jersey restraining order vary, but most seek such an order because they feel threatened by another person. Events of domestic violence often precede the need for a New Jersey restraining order. In general, if a family member or other person attempts to harm you (with our without a weapon) or gives you reason to believe they are planning to harm you, then that person may have committed an act of domestic violence.
Domestic violence occurs in many forms. People may seek a New Jersey restraining order as a derivative of the following actions: assault, terroristic threats, kidnapping, criminal mischief, false imprisonment, sexual assault, harassment, and stalking.
New Jersey temporary restraining orders can be granted by means of an emergency order when the courts are closed and can be facilitated by contacting local police or 911. A final restraining order is granted once both parties are given the opportunity to tell their side of the story and the judge decides the temporary restraining order should be made permanent in order to protect the safety and well-being of the victim.
Obtaining a New Jersey restraining order can result in the following:
– A no-contact provision that prohibits the abuser from communicating with the victim
– An order that permits the abuser to remove limited items from a previously shared space in the company of a law officer
– Emergency financial support from the abuser, including support for minors
– Temporary sole possession of the home for the abused