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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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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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Domestic Violence Protection: How The Courts Help Victims

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, remains a dire issue in New Jersey. According to statistics compiled by the New Jersey State Police, there are approximately 70,000 reports of domestic violence per year statewide, 42% of which involved physical assault. Domestic violence victims in New Jersey can be women or men. As stated by Assemblywoman Celeste Riley, “Domestic violence doesn’t know a sex, it doesn’t know an age,” she said. “If you are abused, you are a victim.”

If you are a victim, there are legal remedies that can protect you; specifically in the New Jersey family courts. The family court has the authority to issue both temporary and final restraining orders, and many times, these proceedings go hand in hand with any criminal case that may be ongoing. Here are some tips to help you navigate the court system… Read more

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Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Relationships

help for male victims of domestic violenceEvery victim of domestic violence counts and domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. We may be accustomed to talking about abuse as an issue between heterosexual partners, but abuse can and does occur in all types of relationships, including gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgendered. How can these underrepresented groups reach out for help — and what kind of support is available? As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, let’s start a much-needed conversation… Read more

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Domestic Violence Doesn’t Discriminate

Get help for domestic violence and intimate partner violenceOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, a time when this country tries to raise awareness regarding an issue that still plagues the US. And, the victims are not just women. They are not just people in different-sex relationships. Domestic violence can happen to anyone at any time. Read more

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Recognizing The Signs Of Spousal Abuse In Women…And What To Do

Get help for domestic violenceAppearances can be deceiving when it comes to domestic violence. Our unconscious ideas about what abuse “looks like” – it “always” leaves marks –or the “type” of woman who’s married to an abuser – someone with glaringly low self-esteem and limited options — can lead us to miss some of the less obvious signs that our friend, daughter, or sister is in an abusive relationship, and needs help.

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Why We Need a Domestic Violence Ad During the Super Bowl

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On Sunday during the Super Bowl, the NO MORE campaign aired its now second annual spot aimed at domestic violence awareness and prevention. (Remember last year’s pizza delivery ad?) In this year’s public awareness ad, the non-profit used familiar speech bubbles to depict a text conversation between two female friends watching the Big Game. One of the friends gives off clues that she is trapped in an abusive relationship before her speech bubble suddenly goes blank. The message of the spot is clear: we need to keep talking about domestic violence because so often victims can not. Read more

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Free Domestic Violence Resources & Legal Information: Domestic Violence 101

As part of its mission to contribute to the domestic violence prevention community in New Jersey, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is pleased to announce new free domestic violence resources for spousal abuse victims and their families, Domestic Violence 101: A Guide For Spousal Abuse Victims In New Jersey. Read more

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Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Releases A Guide For Domestic Violence Victims In New Jersey

A Guide For Domestic Violence Victims In New Jersey (Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library) Coinciding with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group announces the publication on its newest book, A Guide For Domestic Violence Victims In New Jersey. Authored by Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group’s founder, family law attorney Bari Z. Weinberger, Esq., the book offers victims support and legal information that can be difficult to find elsewhere. Read more

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Resource Guide to Domestic Violence Help in New Jersey

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Are you or someone you know looking for a domestic violence shelter or safe house? Want to know more about the process of obtaining a restraining order? Desperate to start building a future for you and your children that’s free from abusive and controlling behavior? New Jersey is home to a number of shelters and victim advocacy groups that provide assistance to victims of intimate partner violence and domestic abuse. You are not alone. Help is available. The following list contains individual referral contacts for shelters (arranged by county) and links to further information, including how to keep your privacy intact during this trying time. Read more

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