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Need to appeal a permanent restraining order in NJ? You’ve come to the right place.

The first and most important thing to do when facing a permanent restraining order is to hire an experienced attorney to fight the case in court so that a final restraining order (FRO) is not issued against you. However, if a final (permanent) restraining order has been issued against you in court after a hearing, the case is not over. You have 45 days to appeal the judge’s decision. There must be grounds for your appeal, meaning there has to be some argument to be made that a mistake caused the judge to issue the wrong decision.

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a restraining order in NJ, the Tormey Law Firm LLC can help. Our attorneys have literally handled hundreds of restraining order cases in almost every county in the State of NJ including in Lodi, Lyndhurst, Teaneck, and East Rutherford. Our lawyers know the process, the judges, and the system and will ensure everything is done to protect your rights. A final (or permanent) restraining order can have a lasting impact on your life and future including employment, travel restrictions, ability to own weapons, etc. Contact our offices anytime for immediate assistance at (908)-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

Here is a review from one of our many satisfied restraining order clients:

“Travis successfully defended me in an unprecedented Final Restraining Order Trial with ease”

“Upon consultation I hired Travis Tormey to defend me in a very emotional and scary time of need where I was facing a potentially devasting FRO. Travis was knowledgeable, comforting, and most importantly confident. THIS GUY KNOWS THE LAW! Watch his YouTube clips, read his reviews, and simply call him to discuss your case. I did and was so impressed with his amazing win in court. Don’t go into court without this guy in your corner. Consulted, hired, and successfully had my day in court. Thanks for everything, I hope I never need a defense attorney again, but if I do, Travis Tormey is the only lawyer I would use. All 5 stars !” – Aaron

How to Appeal a Final Restraining Order in NJ

If a Judge issued a Final Restraining Order (FRO) against you, you have 45 days to appeal. You must file an appeal alleging that there were errors made during the trial with regards to facts, evidence, the law, etc. in order to have a basis for your appeal.

Some of the potential grounds for appeal are as follows:

These are just some examples of the potential grounds to appeal the issuance of a permanent (final) restraining order in NJ.

Where will my restraining order appeal be heard?

Your case will be heard by the Appellate Division in Trenton. All Superior Court Judges who preside over restraining order trials in Family Court are subject to appeal and the Appellate Court which handles these appeals is in Trenton. It is usually an appellate panel of three (3) judges who hears these appeals and renders a decision.

Do I need to order the transcripts in order to appeal?

It is imperative that you order the trial transcripts and an experienced attorney reviews them with you to determine what your grounds for appeal may be. According to court rules, you must order the transcript and attach them to your appeal. This is so the appellate judges can review exactly what happened at the trial to determine if any mistakes were made and there are any grounds to overturn the final restraining order that was issued against you.

If I lose the appeal, is the Restraining Order permanently on my record?

Yes, until you file a motion to have it removed. Even if you appeal the case and that is denied, you still may be eligible to have the restraining order removed down the line. You can hire an attorney to file a Carfagno motion (under the case Carfagno v. Carfagno) which argues to the court that there has been a significant change in circumstances and the restraining order is no longer necessary. This motion is usually filed after a number of years and when the parties have clearly moved on with their lives.

I Need to Appeal Permanent Restraining Order in NJ? The Tormey Law Firm LLC can help

If a final (permanent) restraining order was issued against you in court, the case is not over. It is important to explore your appellate rights with an experienced restraining order defense lawyer. Contact our offices anytime for a free initial consultation at (908)-336-5008.

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With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, Middletown, and New Brunswick, our lawyers can represent you anywhere in New Jersey and are available immediately to assist you at (908)-336-5008

Hackensack / Bergen County

254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

  • 201-556-1570
  • 201-556-1572
Hackensack Office

Morristown / Morris County

60 Washington St Suite 200A,
Morristown, NJ 07960

  • 908-336-5008
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Morristown Office

Newark / Essex County

1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

  • 201-654-3464
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Newark Office

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Travis J. Tormey is a distinguished member of the legal community and a respected legal resource on domestic violence. He has been featured in a variety of prominent publications and media outlets, including CBS radio, Aol News, the Asbury Park Press,, and the Daily Record. Mr. Tormey has also been recognized as one of the the top criminal attorneys under 40 years of age by the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Whether representing victims or the wrongly accused, Travis remains passionately committed to protecting the rights of the innocent.

Areas we serve

The Tormey Law Firm LLC handles restraining order cases in Bergen County (Hackensack), Morris County (Morristown), Passaic County (Paterson), Union County (Elizabeth), Hudson County (Jersey City), Middlesex County (New Brunswick), Somerset County (Somerville), Sussex County (Newton), Essex County (Newark), Hunterdon County (Flemington), Mercer County (Trenton), Monmouth County (Freehold), Warren County (Belvidere), Ocean County (Toms River), Burlington County (Mount Holly), and throughout NJ.

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