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WLG Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month With FREE Legal Resources

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In honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group has created a number of free resources to help victims of spousal or intimate partner abuse protect themselves and their children.

It’s estimated that up to 25 percent of relationships in New Jersey are impacted by abuse. Domestic violence does not discriminate: It can be found in both straight and same-sex relationships, and victims can be either female or male. All victims of abuse deserve to be safeguarded.

Please use our free tools and downloads to start building a safer future. If you know a loved one who may be experiencing abuse, or you work for a domestic violence shelter or agency New Jersey, we ask that you share this information with anyone who may need it.

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You Can Make A Difference During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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In recognition of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group will participate in domestic abuse prevention and awareness activities taking place throughout the month. Would you like to participate? Check out our list of 2017 awareness month events. Each of us can make a difference. Please share this blog to help spread the word. Read more

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Protecting the Future for Victims of Domestic Violence 

 

Safeguarding victims of domestic violence is a key mission for every member of our team. Today, we are delighted to congratulate and highlight family law attorney Jessica Ragno Sprague for living this value. Advocating on behalf of her client, a victim of domestic violence, Ms. Sprague successfully argued an appeal before the New Jersey Court of Appeals that has protected her client’s right to a full and fair final restraining order hearing.  Read more

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5 Sensitive Pieces Of Information You Should Always Share With Your Divorce Attorney

sensitive information to share with your divorce attorneyTune in Friday, April 7 at 11 am on our Facebook page for a LIVE webinar on key information to share with your divorce attorney!

Spouses going through a divorce experience a vast array of emotions: anger, resentment, sadness and even embarrassment, especially over very sensitive or personal details about their marriage or separation. Difficult emotions can lead people to withhold certain information from their attorneys — as can a desire to keep quiet information that they may not want to share with their spouse. In either instance, it is never a wise idea to keep secrets from your divorce attorney, whose very role is to be your advocate as well as your confidant during this time.

Be comforted that any statements you make (unless you are planning on committing a crime or planning to lie under oath) are protected by the attorney-client privilege, so take a deep breath, and share! Here are 5 sensitive items you should absolutely tell your attorney: Read more

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When Kids Witness Domestic Violence, Is It Child Abuse?

Child Victims of Domestic ViolenceWitnessing 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 to protect young bystanders to spousal or intimate partner violence, and where does the law in New Jersey currently stand with regards to children living in violent or abusive homes? Read more

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Alternatives for Domestic Violence Offers DV Counseling Program For Korean Community

Help for Domestic Violence in the Korean CommunityDomestic violence can affect people of all backgrounds and walks of life. But in New Jersey’s Korean community, spousal or partner abuse is of special concern as language barriers and cultural norms may prevent victims for reaching out for the protection they need. What can be done to better support the Korean community? Here’s how Alternatives for Domestic Violence, a long-standing Bergen County domestic violence organization, is stepping up to help. Read more

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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 past few years that has stayed with us is this one from the non-profit abuse and assault awareness group, NoMore. Remember? In the ad, a 911 caller orders a pizza, and the smart 911 operator quickly understands that what’s really being ordered is emergency help in a domestic violence incident.

There has been great debate about Super Bowl Sunday and whether or not there is increased rates of domestic violence on this day. Our stance is simple. Of the 70,000 cases of domestic violence reported each year in New Jersey (and the countless cases that go unreported), will partner abuse occur somewhere in New Jersey on Sunday? Tragically, yes. And with that in mind, we want to offer our own Super Bowl Domestic Violence PSA!

If you or someone you know needs this information, here is an easy-to-follow on how to get the protection you deserve through obtaining a temporary restraining order (TRO) against your abuser. The process is straightforward and could be the beginning of your path to a safer future: Read more

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Governor Christie Signs Expansion to SASPA Act for Sexual Assault Survivors

sexual assault 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. SASPA closes an important loophole for survivors of sexual assault or abuse who are not covered by the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act or (PDVA). What protections does it offer victims? Read more

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Governor Christie Signs Domestic Violence Gun Bill that Enhances Current Protections

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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?  Read more

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How to Defend Yourself In A Domestic Violence Matter

domestic violenceYou 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? Read more

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