Need a Lawyer for Restraining Order Case in Hudson County NJ
Local Domestic Violence Lawyers in Jersey City, New Jersey
If you live in Hudson County and need a restraining order or are fighting a restraining order, the knowledgeable domestic violence attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm can help you with your case. Being either the victim of domestic violence who needs a restraining order in Hudson County or the accused perpetrator of domestic violence is a stressful situation. The versatile domestic violence attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have fought to obtain restraining orders for victims and, in other cases, defended the accused and succeeded in having restraining order cases dismissed. We represent clients throughout Hudson County including in Bayonne, Hoboken, Weehwaken, and Secaucus. Contact our offices now for immediate assistance at (908)-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
Your restraining order case will be heard 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 experienced restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm are here to help you with your domestic violence case in Hudson County. Here are two examples of restraining order cases we handled in Hudson County Superior court recently with great success.
- Simple Assault and Restraining Order dismissed Hudson County
- Restraining Order Dropped Jersey City in favor of Civil Restraints Agreement
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“Breath of fresh air”
Posted by anonymous
“Chris was respectful, courteous, well spoken and very professional. He slowly explained the entire process, prepped me patiently before the court hearing and it looked like he genuinely cared about his work. Afterwards he stuck around to answer any questions I may have. I highly recommend Chris if you want a lawyer you feel like you can trust and not just take your money. He made the experience very personable and even gave me his direct cell phone. If I ever need another lawyer in NJ I will call Chris for sure!”
HUDSON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Restraining orders in Hudson County and other domestic violence matters will be heard at the Hudson County Superior Court, located at, 595 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be contacted at 201-795-6600. Click here for more information regarding the Hudson County Superior Court. For directions to the Hudson County Superior Court, click here.
HUDSON COUNTY FAMILY COURT – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
Restraining order cases in Hudson County Superior Court are handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Hudson County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Hudson County Family Part is the Honorable Maureen Mantineo, P.J.F.P. whose chambers can be contacted at 201-795-6775. The Hudson County Family Part also has a Domestic Violence Unit with court staff dedicated to restraining order cases. The Domestic Violence Manager is Carl Biscaldi, who can be contacted at (201) 795-6983. Click here for more information on the Hudson County Family Court Domestic Violence Unit.
HUDSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
The Hudson 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 Hudson County. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 595 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ, phone: 201-795-6400 and can be contacted at 201-795-6400. For more information on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office of Victim Witness Advocacy, click here.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN HUDSON COUNTY
If you’re the victim of domestic violence in Hudson 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), 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 Hudson County.
Local services are available to victims of domestic violence in Hudson County through Women Rising, Inc. This program is located at 270 Fairmount Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306, and has a 24/7 domestic violence hotline at 201-333-5700. Women Rising, Inc. provides assistance to victims of domestic violence with obtaining shelter, counseling, support, and legal advocacy. To learn more about Women Rising, Inc.,click here. Additional services in Hudson County related to domestic violence such as anger management, counseling, and family services can be found by clicking on the following link.
In addition to the locally available domestic violence services in Hudson 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 HUDSON COUNTY
Victims of domestic violence in Hudson County may be able to obtain assistance with obtaining restraining orders by contacting Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, Jersey City Office located at 574 Summit Avenue, 2nd floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 792-6363
Help Filing a Restraining Order in Hudson County NJ
If you are the victim of domestic violence in Hudson County, you can request a temporary restraining order at the Hudson County Superior Court Domestic Violence Intake Office located 595 Newark Avenue, Room 220, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306, 201-795-5385. The Domestic Violence Intake Office takes complaints related to restraining orders from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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 defendant resides, or where the domestic violence occurred. Click here for the contact information for the police departments in your municipality.
Do I have grounds to file a restraining order in Hudson County?
Many clients call our office to ask whether or not they can file a restraining order in the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City, NJ. The first question is whether or not the alleged victim has standing under the Domestic Violence Act. The parties must have been in a dating relationship, lived together, or have a child together in order to qualify to file a restraining order in New Jersey. In addition, the parties must reside in Hudson County or the alleged act(s) of domestic violence must have occurred in Hudson County for the court to have jurisdiction to hear the case.
If these elements are met, then the plaintiff must show that a predicate act of domestic violence occurred. Acts of domestic violence can include assault, harassment, stalking, terroristic threats, etc. One act of domestic violence is enough to file a TRO but a plaintiff can allege multiple acts if they occurred. Then, the plaintiff must show that there is a prior history of domestic violence. Any evidence such as police reports, hospital reports, text messages, emails, pictures, or witness testimony is helpful to prove a prior history of violence. Finally, the plaintiff must show that it is reasonable for them to be in fear of the defendant and that they need the final restraining order (FRO) to protect them moving forward.
All of these elements must be proven by a preponderance of evidence. A defendant must combat these allegations with their own evidence and testimony. Then, the judge will decide if the permanent restraining order should issue.
If the permanent restraining order issues, the defendant is fingerprinted and placed into a statewide database for domestic violence offenders. They can’t own or possess a firearm. This could impact their immigration status if they are not a United States citizen. It could also effect any professional licenses they may have and their ability to travel in and out of the country.
If you or a loved one needs assistance and a lawyer for a restraining order trial in Hudson County, contact us not for a free consultation at 908-336-5008.