Cape May County Restraining Order Lawyers
Temporary Restraining Order Attorneys Near Me in Cape May, New Jersey
Have you been served with a restraining order in Cape May? Are you interested in filing a temporary restraining order in the Cape May Superior Court? We can help.
The Tormey Law Firm restraining order and domestic violence lawyers know what it takes to fight against or get a restraining order in Cape May County. In fact, the knowledgeable domestic violence attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have advocated for clients in restraining order cases from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s sides of the courtroom. Regardless of whether you are the victim of domestic violence or you are alleged to have perpetrated a predicate act of domestic violence, your case will be handled in the County Superior Court that has jurisdiction over the case, that is either in the county in which the parties reside or the county in which the alleged acts of domestic violence occurred. Click here to learn more about when a particular court will have jurisdiction over a restraining order case.
The restraining order attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are here to help you with your domestic violence case in Cape May County including in Avalon, Ocean City, Sea Ilse, and Wildwood. Contact our offices now for a free initial consultation at (908)-336-5008.
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CAPE MAY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Domestic violence cases and hearings for restraining orders in Cape May County will be heard at the Cape May County Superior Court. The Cape May County Superior Courthouse is located at 9 North Main Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted at 609-463-6500. Click here for more information regarding the Cape May County Superior Court. For directions to the Cape May Courthouse, click here.
CAPE MAY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
Domestic Violence and restraining order cases in Cape May County Superior Court will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Cape May County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Cape May County Family Part, which is part of the Atlantic/Cape May Vicinage, is the Honorable Nancy L. Ridgway, P.J.Fp. whose chambers can be contacted at 609-463-6542. The Cape May County Family Part also has a Domestic Violence Unit with court staff dedicated to domestic violence and restraining order cases. The Domestic Violence Manager is Mary Beth Hornig, who can be contacted at 609-463-6604. Click here for more information on the Cape May County Family Court Domestic Violence Unit.
CAPE MAY COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office is also available for assistance with domestic violence cases and may prosecute criminal charges against those accused of perpetrating crimes related to domestic violence or criminal contempt charges against anyone accused of violating the terms of a temporary or final restraining order in Cape May County. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 4 Moore Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 and can be contacted at 609-465-1135. For more information on the Cape County Prosecutor’s Office and domestic violence resource, click here.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY
If you’re the victim of domestic violence in Cape May County, don’t hesitate to call the confidential National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-572-SAFE (7233), which are available on a 24/7 basis for domestic violence victims and others seeking crisis intervention and/or referrals to local services. And click on the following link for the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence to learn about what services and resources are available in Cape May County.
The Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) provides domestic violence services to victims of domestic violence in Cape May County, including a 24/7 hotline at 877-294-2272. CARA also provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis intervention, and counseling services and can be contacted at PO Box 774, Cape May Court House NJ, 08210, phone: 609-522-6489, web: http://www.cara-cmc.org/. CARA also provides batterer’s intervention services in Cape May County through Men Exploring New Directions (MEND). Additional domestic violence services such as batterer’s intervention, anger management, counseling and family services may be found through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Click here for a list of available domestic violence services in Cape May County.
In addition to the locally available domestic violence services in Cape May County, there are also statewide and national services available for the victims of domestic violence. In New Jersey, the Department of Children and Families’ Division on Women, Office of Domestic Violence Services funds twenty-three domestic violence programs and the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women. Click on the following links to learn more about New Jersey’s Office of Domestic Violence Services, the Coalition for Battered Women, or the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
LEGAL SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN CAPE MAY COUNTY
Victims of domestic violence in Cape May County may be able to obtain assistance with legal issues related to restraining orders by contacting Cape May County Office of South Jersey Legal Services, 1261 Route 9 South, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, phone: 609-465-3001
Want file a restraining order in Cape May NJ?
If you are the victim of domestic violence in Cape May County, you can request a temporary restraining order at the Cape May County Courthouse, Domestic Violence Unit, located at 9 North Main Street, First Floor, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. The Domestic Violence Unit takes complaints related to restraining orders from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Anytime before 8:30 a.m., after 3:30 p.m., on weekends, or holidays a complaint for a temporary restraining order can be filed at the local police department where the victim of domestic violence resides, where the perpetrator resides, or where the domestic violence occurred. Click here for the contact information for local police departments in Cape May County.