Compassionate New Jersey Family Lawyer Handles Domestic Violence Situations
North Brunswick attorney provides trusted counsel and assists with restraining orders
Every year, more than 70,000 people in New Jersey report suffering physical or emotional abuse at the hands of their partner. Thousands more likely suffer in silence. And sadly, there are a number of situations where domestic abuse is alleged, but never actually has occurred, putting the accused person in a very difficult situation. As a family law and domestic violence lawyer for nearly 35 years, I am experienced in helping people on both sides of domestic abuse allegations. At my North Brunswick law firm, Deborah A. Rose, PC, my goal is to get to the truth and make sure that if you are a victim of domestic violence, you and your children are safe. If you are wrongly accused of domestic violence, I make sure that no one has played games with the law.
Proven advocate explains New Jersey domestic violence law
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act is the primary law that covers domestic abuse situations in our state. It provides legal protection for anyone over the age of 18 who is abused by any of the following people:
- A spouse or ex-spouse
- Current or former dating partner
- Someone living in the household (a brother, sister, or other resident)
You don’t have to live in fear. As your attorney, I can help you get a restraining order against your abuser and take other legal action as appropriate. If, on the other hand, you have been falsely accused of domestic abuse, perhaps by an ex-spouse attempting to gain custody during a bitter divorce, I am fully prepared to fight for your rights. If you are in immediate danger, don’t hesitate to call 911 or your local emergency service. You can also call the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-572-SAFE.
Knowledgeable attorney advises on domestic violence acts
There are more than a dozen acts that, if perpetrated against you, can allow you to obtain a restraining order in New Jersey. Not all these acts are physical; some inflict emotional or mental harm. The following are some of the acts that can arise to domestic violence:
- Assault, including sexual assault
- Terroristic threats
- Criminal trespass, robbery or burglary
- Kidnapping or false imprisonment
- Verbal abuse
- Harassment, including online harassment/cyber harassment
- Violating an existing restraining order
When seeking a restraining order, you will need to provide specific facts that show the alleged abuser has committed one or more of the acts listed above. You’ll be able to explain the situation to me and then, as your lawyer, I will take appropriate action to protect you, including possibly filing for a restraining order.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, the accuser has to prove that the acts took place. You don't have to prove that they didn’t happen. I have experience cross-examining witnesses to be able to counter their claims against you.
Contact a caring Middlesex County attorney for help with domestic violence
If you’ve been victimized by domestic abuse or have been falsely accused of such acts, call Deborah A. Rose, PC, in North Brunswick. I’ve handled these issues for almost 35 years and can help you get through them. Call 732-821-3055 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.