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Sometimes the only way to protect yourself from harm is with a restraining order. Whether you are being harassed or stalked by a former partner, or you have been assaulted or threatened by your spouse, the law can protect you from further harm. If you are in a domestic violence situation and you need protection from your abuser, the Essex County restraining order lawyers at Nitti & Nitti can help.

Why Choose A Restraining Order Lawyer From Nitti & Nitti

  • For more than 30 years, New Jersey clients have trusted us with their family law concerns and other legal matters. You can too.
  • We have the resources and insight to help you successfully navigate divorce cases, complex family law issues and pursue favorable results.
  • Our 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 looking for a restraining order attorney who can get you legal protection against your abuser, call (973) 226-4141 to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate family law attorneys.

What is a Restraining Order?

A restraining order is an order of the court that prohibits an abuser from doing any number of things including having any oral, written, personal, electronic, or another form of contact or communication with their victim. A restraining order generally prohibits your abuser from having any contact with you. Where there are children involved, a restraining order may also limit the abuser’s parenting time with the children and impose supervised visitation by family members or persons approved by the court.

When you are being threatened, stalked, harassed, or assaulted you must act quickly to protect yourself from further harm. It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options and agree on a plan of action to legally protect yourself.

How Does a Restraining Order Protect You?

A temporary restraining order (TRO) is an immediate, short-term relief that can be obtained without the participation of the other party involved. This means that the other party does not have to present in order for you to get a restraining order against them. After the court gives a restraining order, the other party will be notified of the order.

A restraining order gives the victim some legal protection until further action can be taken either to prosecute an abuser or to file for a final restraining order (FRO). In New Jersey, cases of domestic violence are viewed with such seriousness that provision is made for TROs to be obtained on weekends and holidays when the courts are closed.

In domestic violence cases, a final restraining order (FRO) requires more. Before a court will grant a FRO, the judge must first be convinced that the person being restrained actually committed acts of domestic violence such as assault, terroristic threats, kidnapping, sexual assault, stalking, or harassment. The next thing the judge will consider is whether the court should enter a restraining order that provides protection for the victim from the abuser’s desire to abuse or control the victim. An experienced attorney knows the requirements of the law and can help you gather supporting evidence to convince a judge to grant a restraining order.

Violation of a Restraining Order

If you have been accused of violating a restraining order, you must take it seriously and contact a lawyer because a violation of a restraining order is punishable as a criminal act. You will have the right to defend yourself just like any other criminal defendant.

Contact An Essex Restraining Order Lawyer Today

If you are seeking a restraining order attorney in Essex County to protect yourself or defend yourself against a restraining order, call us at (973) 226-4141 or click here to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.