Becoming the victim of domestic violence is a terrifying and dangerous situation. No one should have to feel unsafe in their own home, especially with a family member that they once may have had a good relationship with. It is important that if you become the victim of an abusive relationship, you seek help immediately for the protection of yourself but also any children that you may have.

The state has legislation that serves to protect victims of abuse known as The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. In order to protect yourself from any further acts of violence, you should contact your local police department and notify them of your situation. In addition, it is beneficial to obtain a restraining order against the person that has abused you.

The vast majority of people who request a restraining order will be granted one temporarily by the court because they don’t want to take the chance of you getting injured or killed. Then, if the court feels it is necessary, they may extend the order to become permanent. Restraining orders prevent your abuser from entering your home, your place of employment, and any other places that you may frequent. Your abuser is not permitted to contact you in any way, whether in person, by phone, or via social media. If they violate this order of protection, they must be held accountable and may face jail time.

If you are the victim of domestic violence in New Jersey, please contact an experienced attorney who can assist you in seeking protection and putting an end to the abuse. Our firm understands that this is a serious situation and wants to assist you in finding safety.

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is honored to serve the people of New Jersey, including Sparta, Sussex County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Bergen County with the quality divorce and family legal services they deserve. Contact our firm for a consultation today.