Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders

While all states have some kind of enforcement and protective measures for victims of domestic violence, there is a great deal of variance among state domestic violence laws. New Jersey law designates fourteen acts as acts of domestic violence when they occur between spouses, between former spouses or between present or former members of the same household. The most common allegation of domestic violence is harassment, by itself or in conjunction with others such as stalking or criminal trespass. It can often be difficult to differentiate between harassment and arguments which occur in the normal course of a separation and divorce. Capehart’s Family Law attorneys will meet with you ahead of time and then accompany you to Court on the date of your domestic violence matter. They will proceed with the domestic violence trial on that date. In appropriate circumstances, your attorney may also try resolve the domestic violence matter without trial although this is not always possible.