Paramus Domestic Violence Restraining Order Lawyers
Handling Protection Orders in Bergen County, NJ
Do you need assistance with a restraining order case in Bergen County? Our lawyers are available to assist you now. Here is a real restraining order case we successfully handled for a client in Hackensack.
The restraining order defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC represented a client facing a permanent restraining order at the Bergen County NJ Superior Court located in Hackensack, New Jersey. She and her boyfriend had been living together for many years and had recently broken up. He filed a temporary restraining order against her alleging harassment as the predicate act of domestic violence. She hired our firm to represent her at the final hearing and to potentially negotiate a settlement with the plaintiff.
Our restraining order defense attorneys reached out to the plaintiff who was representing himself in the matter (known as “pro se”) to see if a possible settlement could be reached. There were a number of outstanding issues regarding property at their apartment including beds, furniture, dishes, televisions, etc. As a result, although our attorneys absolutely believed we would prevail at the final hearing and the restraining order would be dismissed, it made more practical sense for our client to enter into a civil restraints agreement so the parties could divide this property and go one with their lives. Otherwise, even if she won the restraining order hearing, she would have to try and take him to civil court to recover many of her belongings from the apartment which was in his name.
Therefore, the plaintiff agreed to drop the temporary restraining order (TRO). The parties entered into a civil restraints agreement (contract) whereby she agreed to leave the apartment and they divided their property evenly. A list of the property that each was entitled to was included in the civil restraints agreement that our attorneys drafted.
Contact a Paramus Lawyer for TROs & FROs in Bergen County NJ
Getting help with your restraining order case from an experienced attorney is more a necessity than a luxury, considering the negative impacts that a restraining order can have on your life. Whether you are the victim or the accused in a Bergen County domestic violence case, your future depends on the outcome. With local offices in Hackensack, our skilled lawyers handle restraining order hearings in Bergen County Superior Court on a weekly basis. To discuss your case and find out how we can help you, call 201-556-1570 today for a free consultation.