Trading Your NJ Temporary Restraining Order For Civil Restraints

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on April 15, 2017

It is relatively easy for someone who feels that she is a victim of domestic violence to obtain a temporary restraining order in NJ. (While for purposes of illustration this article refers to the "victim" as a woman, that certainly is not always the case.)

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Topics: Domestic Violence

Changes are Coming to NJ's Domestic Violence Restraining Order Laws

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on December 16, 2016

A very important article appeared in the December 5, 2016 New Jersey law journal dealing with Domestic Violence restraining orders in New Jersey.

In particular, the New Jersey Supreme Court made certain administrative determinations on November 29, 2016 that will significantly impact restraining order cases in New Jersey.

This post will highlight two of those determinations.

First, the Supreme Court adopted a recommendation that "the Judiciary should explore the development of Court Rules and procedures to allow domestic violence victims, in exceptional cases, to testify without being physically present in the courtroom for final restraining order hearings."

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Topics: Domestic Violence

How to Obtain a Restraining Order in Monmouth County

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on June 8, 2014

 Although women significantly outweigh men as victims of domestic violence, domestic violence does not just happen to women.

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Topics: Domestic Violence

It's All On Video At The County Courthouse

Posted by Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. on November 21, 2013

Everything at the courthouse is on video.

Do you have a NJ Restraining Order? Is the restraining order being violated, even at the Courthouse?  

Most of my experience as a lawyer who regularly handles NJ restraining orders is in the Monmouth County Courthouse.  

I can assure you that everything is recorded in the courthouse hallways in the Monmouth County Courthouse and the adjoining parking lots.

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Topics: Divorce Court, Domestic Violence

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