NJ Divorce and Domestic Violence and New Jersey Restraining Orders vs. New York Restraining Orders. Often during a divorce or postjudgment of a New Jersey divorce, parties may have issues with each other which may result in repetitive acts that are annoying to the point of alarm which would meet the standard for a claim of harassment or threats that may rise to the level of terroristic threats. If the other party does not stop the behavior after being made aware that their behavior is inappropriate, then a filing of a domestic violence complaint may be necessary and warranted. A Temporary Retraining Order may then be issued by the County Court and a Final Restraining Order hearing is then scheduled for a Judge to determine if the standard of the statutes has been met requiring a Final Restraining Order. In New York, generally, these are called Orders of Protection and stand for two years before being automatically dismissed unless shown cause as to why they should continue. In New Jersey, FROs continue and are only dismissed if the party initiating the FRO dismisses or the other party shows that there is no good cause to continue the FRO. If you have issues regarding the filing of a domestic violence complaint or if you seek to have an old FRO dismissed, please contact our office at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation with our NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney regarding your New Jersey divorce. We offer flat fees for specific services related to an FRO hearing and uncontested divorces.
Aug 10, 2016 @ 11:05 AM — by Michael Green