Coinciding with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC announces the publication on its newest book, A Guide For Domestic Violence Victims In New Jersey. Authored by Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC’s founder, family law attorney Bari Z. Weinberger, Esq., the book offers victims support and legal information that can be difficult to find elsewhere.
According to Weinberger, “When victims come to us for help, they are often very confused about how to take certain legal steps to protect themselves, such as filing for a restraining order. Some individuals, especially men and those in LGBT relationships, aren’t even sure they qualify as victims…many others don’t believe they deserve help, usually as the result of intimidation and scare tactics on the part of their abuser. This book is designed to provide clear, solid information that empowers all victims to know their options.”
Topics covered in the guide include:
– How to recognize the red flag warning signs of domestic violence, including real-life examples of the many different “faces” of DV;
– How to obtain police assistance and find safe shelter from an abuser;
– Understanding the basics of filing for a New Jersey Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), including special considerations when children are involved;
– Learning what information and evidence judges look for when deciding whether or not to turn a TRO into a permanent order of protection;
– Practical advice and tips for staying safe, such as how to maintain a confidential address and how, if appropriate, to file for divorce;
– Special sections just for men and LGBT victims seeking assistance;
– Information about the NJ SAFE ACT protecting workplace absences related to domestic violence, and
– Listings of local and county-by-county resources and shelters available to help domestic victims rebuild their lives.
The book will be part of a free promotion on the Amazon Kindle store from October 21-25. For those who prefer to view the information on the web, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC has also created a free PowerPoint presentation:
Domestic violence prevention groups are encouraged to share this presentation on their own sites and elsewhere.
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).
Throughout October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC offices are collecting used cell phones as part of the Hopeline project. Learn more about how this will benefit victims and their children in need and how you can make a difference.