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NJ Restraining Order Dismissed: The New Jersey restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client facing a final restraining order (FRO) out of the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack, New Jersey. Our client and his wife were divorced in California and re-located to New Jersey about two years ago. They have three children together and there was a prior restraining order in place in California. However, the California restraining order expires (unlike in NJ which is permanent) so the plaintiff (alleged victim) tried to obtain a new permanent restraining order in New Jersey. In addition, the California restraining order did not prohibit contact, just certain violent or harassing behaviors. Contrastingly, if a restraining order is obtained in New Jersey it prohibits all contact.

In order to obtain a new and permanent restraining order in NJ, the plaintiff must show new predicate acts of domestic violence. In this case, she alleged harassment and stalking. The alleged predicate acts of domestic violence of harassment and stalking were not proved at trial. During a twelve day trial before a Bergen County Superior Court Family Law Judge, the plaintiff attempted to prove that the defendant harassed her during an incident at a temple in Glen Rock. However, this alleged incident was on video surveillance and did not rise to the level of harassment in New Jersey. The dispute was merely verbal and revolved around the children. The Judge found no harassment and no intent to harass on the part of the defendant. In addition, the plaintiff alleged stalking based on a couple prior alleged incidents in addition to the temple incident. To prove stalking in New Jersey, you must prove at least two incidents of following, tracking, etc. in order to sustain a stalking charge. The Judge found no stalking because the two prior incidents occurred at shopping complexes which are less than a mile from both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s homes. Thus, the defendant was there shopping with his elderly parents and had no intent to stalk or harass anyone.

Based on these facts, the Judge dismissed the restraining order in New Jersey. This was the correct result and a great relief to the client and our law firm.

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If you or a loved one needs assistance with a permanent restraining order in Bergen County NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm for help. Our attorneys are available immediately to assist you at (908)-336-5008 and the initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

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With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, Middletown, and Collingswood, 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

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Morristown / Morris County

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400,
Morristown, NJ 07960

  • 908-336-5008
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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.

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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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