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When you are dealing with domestic violence, your home is no longer your refuge. Sometimes, there is no way to escape domestic violence except with the muscle of the law on your side. People are sometimes reluctant to take legal action in cases of domestic violence because of the proximity of the relationship with the victim. When appropriate legal action is not taken in domestic violence cases, the result is often death. If you are in a domestic violence situation, you need to contact an Essex County domestic violence attorney who can help you take legal action to protect yourself before it is too late.

Why Choose A Domestic Violence Lawyer From Nitti & Nitti?

  • At Nitti & Nitti we have the resources and insight to help you successfully navigate complex family law issues and pursue favorable results.
  • Our family law lawyers’ goal is to help you resolve your concerns in an efficient and effective manner – without wasting your valuable time and money.
  • As a local, family-owned firm, we are able to offer the one-on-one service and caring assistance you deserve. You and your case matter to us.

If you are a victim of domestic violence in Essex County, call (973) 226-4141 to speak to one of our experienced domestic violence attorneys

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is not limited to violence between spouses or persons in a romantic relationship. Domestic violence laws in New Jersey protect any person who has reached the age of 18 or is an emancipated minor, who has been subjected to acts of domestic violence by a spouse, former spouse, or any other person who is a member of their household. Acts of domestic violence include terroristic threats, sexual assault, stalking, and harassment.

Adult siblings and parents can also be victims of domestic violence if they share the same household and experience domestic violence. Members of the same household can also be live-in caregivers, as the law does not restrict the categorization to family members or people in a sexual or romantic relationship. If you are experiencing anything similar to these cases, call one of our skilled domestic violence attorneys today.

Filing for a Restraining Order

New Jersey law provides a mechanism that allows victims of domestic violence to obtain restraining orders to protect them from immediate danger and prevent further abuse. In New Jersey, you can get a temporary restraining order (TRO) or a final restraining order (FRO).

There are several factors that the courts examine to determine whether a restraining order is necessary for the protection of the victim, including:

  • Any previous history of domestic violence, including threats and physical abuse;
  • The financial circumstances of the parties;
  • The best interests of the victim and any children involved.

Often, abusers try to defend themselves by characterizing their threats as empty words that they never planned to act upon. However, the courts do not rely on their testimony alone. Instead, the courts will consider the circumstances of every case, and factors such as a history of abuse between the parties will be taken into account in evaluating whether it was reasonable for the victim to believe the threat.

Contact An Essex County Domestic Violence Attorney Today

Domestic violence is not an issue that should be taken lightly. An experienced domestic violence attorney can help you get the protection you need from the courts. If you are in fear for your safety and well-being, Nitti & Nitti can help you. Whether you are seeking a TRO or a FRO, if you are looking for a domestic violence attorney in Essex County, call us at (973) 226-4141 or click here.