New Jersey has two forums for assisting victims who seek the issuance of a temporary restraining order. On evenings and weekends, the victim can apply for a restraining order at their local police department during business hours. Police departments are generally very busy so they refer domestic violence victims to the intake offices at the Superior Court for the application and the issuance of domestic violence restraining orders. Victims of domestic violence are availed to numerous resources at the Superior Court level, both temporary housing financial assistance and pro bono legal advice through the court system. It is essential that domestic violence victims take advantage of legal resources in seeking to protect themselves from not only the violent abuse and emotional abuse that they may have been suffering but also to avoid the dangerous cycle of domestic violence that plagues the victimized in New Jersey.
If you need an experienced attorney to help you seek safety from an abuser, the legal team at McNerney & McAuliffe is here to help. Contact our firm today.