New Jersey Restraining Order Lawyers
NJ Restraining Order Attorneys with offices in Hackensack, New Jersey
The NJ restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm are ready and able to assist you with your restraining order matter. If a temporary restraining order (known as a “TRO”) has been filed against you, we can help. If you would like to file a temporary restraining order, we can help with that also. Restraining orders are civil in nature but they are based on potentially criminal acts (known as the predicate acts of domestic violence) so they are a very unique and complex area of law. You need someone knowledgeable and familiar with both criminal law and restraining order matters in order to properly represent your interests in court. Mr. Tormey has successfully handled hundreds of restraining order matters throughout New Jersey personally, he has received the AVVO.com clients choice award in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 and he is the highest rated 10.0 attorney on AVVO.com.
Our NJ restraining order lawyers appear in courts throughout the state including in Elizabeth, Paterson, New Brunswick, Somerville, and Jersey City. For immediate assistance regarding your NJ restraining order matter, contact our offices now at 201-556-1571. The initial consultation is always provided at absolutely no cost to you.
Here is a review from one of our many satisfied restraining order clients:
“Travis successfully defended me in an unprecedented Final Restraining Order Trial with ease”
Posted by Aaron
“Upon consultation I hired Travis Tormey to defend me in a very emotional and scary time of need where I was facing a potentially devasting FRO. Travis was knowledgeable, comforting, and most importantly confident. THIS GUY KNOWS THE LAW! Watch his YouTube clips, read his reviews, and simply call him to discuss your case. I did and was so impressed with his amazing win in court. Don’t go into court without this guy in your corner. Consulted, hired, and successfully had my day in court. Thanks for everything, I hope I never need a defense attorney again, but if I do, Travis Tormey is the only lawyer I would use. All 5 stars !”
Here are some real life restraining order matters that were successfully handled by the NJ restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC:
- Hunterdon County NJ restraining order dismissed
- Restraining order dismissed in Warren County NJ
- Morristown NJ Restraining Order Lawyers
- Bergen County NJ restraining order attorneys
What is a temporary restraining order (TRO) in New Jersey?
A temporary restraining order (known as a “TRO”) is a civil order signed by a Superior Court judge which prohibits the defendant from having any contact with the plaintiff. The order will also specify certain places that the defendant is prohibited from going (such as the plaintiff’s home, work, any relatives or friends houses, etc.) If there are children in common, the restraining order will also address any contact the defendant may have with the children until the restraining order case is resolved. A restraining order can be obtained in the county in which the parties reside or in the county in which the alleged acts of domestic violence occurred.
Now, anyone can not just get a restraining order against any other person. First, there must be jurisdiction under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991. Therefore, the parties (plaintiff and defendant) must be connected in any of the following ways:
- The parties had a prior dating relationship
- The parties resided together at any point
- The parties have a child in common
If any of the above apply, then the plaintiff can attempt to obtain a temporary restraining order. He or she will appeal in court and tell the judge (or hearing officer) why he or she needs the restraining order. The plaintiff must allege that an act of domestic violence occurred (whether it be harassment, assault, stalking, etc.) In most cases, the plaintiff must also allege a past or prior history of domestic violence. Lastly, the plaintiff must show that the restraining order is necessary to protect them and that a reasonable person in their situation would be in fear for their safety.
If the judge agrees, the temporary restraining order will issue. A final hearing will be scheduled, usually within 10 days of the service of the TRO. Then, the court will make sure the defendant is served with a copy of the restraining order and understands the restrictions. If the defendant fails to abide by the restraining order, he or she will be arrested by the police and charged with violating that court order, a charge known as contempt of court. The plaintiff and defendant are both entitled to retain counsel to represent them at the final hearing but they can also represent themselves if they choose.
For more information, contact our NJ restraining order lawyers now for a free initial consultation at 201-556-1571.