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Agreeing to Civil Restraints in Lieu of a Restraining Order in Hackensack NJ

Attorneys handling Court Cases for Restraining Orders in Bergen County

Get a restraining order dropped in Hackensack NJ

Getting a restraining order dropped in Hackensack NJ

In some restraining order cases in Hackensack, in Bergen County, the costs of moving forward with a trial can be avoided when the parties agree to enter into a civil restraints agreement. When the two people involved in a domestic violence case agree to stay permanently away from one another and not to contact the other party moving forward, this can be a mechanism through which to get the restraining order dropped and allow both people to move on with their lives. Obviously, this is not always the best outcome and some cases must be aggressively fought during a trial with evidence, witnesses, cross-examinations, and everything that we can use to successfully prove or dispute domestic violence accusations. Nevertheless, civil restraints should be considered as one of the potential options to review with your lawyer before making a decision about how best to resolve your case. Our New Jersey restraining order attorneys will listen to your particular situation and help you assess all of the potential avenues toward a positive outcome. Contact us today at (908)-336-5008 if you would like a free consultation. Our knowledgeable advice and dedicated representation is just a phone call away.

Getting a Restraining Order Dropped with Civil Restraints in Bergen County

Here is a case we recently handled in Hackensack for a very satisfied client. The restraining order defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC represented a client facing a permanent restraining order (known as an “FRO”) at the Bergen County NJ Superior Court located in Hackensack, New Jersey. She and her boyfriend had been living together for many years and had recently broken up. He filed a temporary restraining order (known as a “TRO”) against her alleging harassment as the predicate act of domestic violence. She hired our firm to represent her at the final hearing and to potentially negotiate a settlement with the plaintiff.

Our restraining order defense attorneys reached out to the plaintiff who was representing himself in the matter (known as “pro se”) to see if a possible settlement could be reached. There were a number of outstanding issues regarding property at their apartment including beds, furniture, dishes, televisions, etc. As a result, although our attorneys absolutely believed we would prevail at the final hearing and the restraining order would be dismissed, it made more practical sense for our client to enter into a civil restraints agreement so the parties could divide this property and go one with their lives. Otherwise, even if she won the restraining order hearing, she would have to try and take him to civil court to recover many of her belongings from the apartment which was in his name.

Therefore, the plaintiff agreed to drop the temporary restraining order (TRO). The parties entered into a civil restraints agreement (contract) whereby she agreed to leave the apartment and they divided their property evenly. A list of the property that each was entitled to was included in the civil restraints agreement that our attorneys drafted. This was a satisfying result for the client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC.

How can I Resolve a Restraining Order Case in Hackensack, New Jersey?

If you need to resolve a restraining order matter in Hackensack, NJ, you may have more options than you think. Whether a civil restraints agreement is the best option, you can successfully get the TRO dismissed due to insufficient evidence, you can negotiate a favorable settlement that leads to the plaintiff dropping the restraining order, or there are ways to beat the domestic violence allegations using the laws and requirements in New Jersey, you should seek help and individualized guidance from a distinguished restraining order lawyer. Our firm has a team of attorneys who have the legal know-how to help you in your time of need and we are available 24/7 to provide you with a free consultation. Simply contact us at (908)-336-5008 to review and discuss your options.

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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

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254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Hackensack Office

Morristown / Morris County

60 Washington St Suite 200A,
Morristown, NJ 07960

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1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

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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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