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You have a right to feel safe. You especially have the right to feel safe at home with your intimate partner, your elderly parents, your children and your other household members such as siblings or roommates. You have a right to go about your daily activities without threats of physical violence to you or your children or repeated phone calls and/or texts to harass you. We understand that these things emotionally interfere with your day and drain you of the energy to live your life. You have a right to enjoy your property and not have anyone damage it just to get your attention or to punish you or to scare you. You have a right to NOT be shoved, slapped, punch, or kicked during an argument with a “family” member – even though he/she may have said they were sorry and they won’t do it again.
You have a right to live free of domestic violence.
Unfortunately, domestic violence is not uncommon in New Jersey. Domestic violence is a broad term used by the legal system to assist people in relationships who are suffering from abusive behavior. Such abusive behavior stems from one member of the relationship wanting to control the other member of the relationship. Methods of control are often subtle at first and may include:
This abusive, controlling behavior often leaves the victim living in fear – fear of upsetting their partner, fear of his/her reaction if the victim does the wrong thing, fear of staying in the relationship and ultimately fear of leaving the relationship.
But you are NOT alone and we can help. We can educate you on all of your options. We can explain your rights under the law and if you need/want protection, we can help you get it. Contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC today. We will fight tirelessly to protect you and your children from your abuser and help you exercise whatever legal options are right for you and your situation.
If you fear for your safety, the safety of your children and/or the safety of your property, you may qualify for a temporary restraining order and we at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC can help you get it. If you are in immediate danger, call the police! Otherwise, call us and we will walk you through the process, step by step, insuring your physical and emotional safety the whole time.
A temporary restraining order can be issued by a judge 24 hours a day. A temporary restraining order will bar your abuser from contacting you in any way, shape or form for at least a few days. Your abuser will also be blocked from coming to your home, place of work, and any other address you want him/her barred from due to safety concerns.
A temporary restraining order is just that though – temporary. After about 10 days, you and the person you got the order against will have to appear in court. On that court date, all sorts of things can happen but you (the victim) have some very important decisions to make. You have three options.
Given all of these options and their consequences, it is imperative that you have an attorney who is knowledgeable about domestic violence, who understands your particular situation and who can help you make the right decision for you.
For example, the request for a final restraining order is more involved that a simple request. There will be a hearing. In that hearing, you will need to testify and your abuser will most likely testify. You will need to present evidence in accordance with the court rules and you will need to be able to articulate your need for protection to the judge.
When going through the crisis of getting a restraining order and ending, if only temporarily, a relationship with a loved – these are added stressors you should not have to deal with. You need someone else to do that for you. That is what we can do for you here at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC. We will present your case for you and worry about all of the legal details so that you can focus on the next steps in your life and keeping yourself safe. We are here for you – call us.