Restraining Order Information in Mercer County, NJ
Mercer County Final Restraining Order Lawyers
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The Tormey Law Firm restraining order lawyers are fully familiar with what it takes to obtain or fight against a restraining order in Mercer County. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or you are alleged to have perpetrated a predicate act of domestic violence, your restraining order case will be managed 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.
Over the years, the restraining order attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have handled numerous domestic cases in Mercer County including in Princeton, Trenton, West Windsor, Hamilton, Ewing, Lawrence Township, and Hopewell and they’re ready to help you get a restraining order or defend you against an allegation of domestic violence. Contact our offices now for immediate assistance at (908)-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided at absolutely no cost to you.
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MERCER COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Domestic violence cases and hearings for restraining orders in Mercer County will be heard at the Mercer County Superior Court. The Mercer County Superior Court is located at 175 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ, 08650 is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted at 609-571-4000. Click here for more information regarding the Mercer County Superior Court. For directions to the Mercer County Superior Court, click here.
FAMILY DIVISION – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
Any restraining order cases in Mercer County Superior Court will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Mercer County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Family Part is the Honorable Catherine Fitzpatrick P.J.Fp. The Mercer County Family Part also has a Domestic Violence Unit, which is part of the Family Division, with court staff dedicated to domestic violence and restraining order cases. The Domestic Violence Manager is Rebecca Cegielski, who can be contacted at 609-571-4381. Click here for more information on the Mercer County Family Division.
MERCER COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
The Mercer 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 Mercer County. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 209 S Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08608, and can be contacted at 609-989-6305. For more information on the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, click here.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN MERCER COUNTY
If you’re the victim of domestic violence in Mercer 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 Mercer County.
Womanspace provides services to the victims of domestic violence in Mercer County. Womanspace provides a 24/7 domestic violence hotline at 609-394-9000 and provides emergency housing, transitional housing, and other domestic violence support services. Womanspace is located at 1530 Brunswick Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 and can be contacted at 609-394-0136. Click here fore more information on Womanspace.
Additional domestic violence services including 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 Mercer County.
In addition to the locally available domestic violence services in Mercer 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 MERCER COUNTY
Victims of domestic violence in Mercer County may be able to obtain assistance with legal issues related to restraining orders by contacting local legal services. The Central New Jersey Legal Services, Trenton Office, is located at 198 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, phone: 609-695-6249.
Help to file a restraining order in Mercer County NJ
If you are the victim of domestic violence in Mercer County, you can request a temporary restraining order at the Mercer County Superior Court, Family Division, located at 175 South Broad Street, 2nd floor, Trenton, New Jersey 08650. The Domestic Violence Intake Office 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 Mercer County.
How to Appeal a Final Restraining Order Issued in Mercer County NJ
If a final restraining order (FRO) was recently issued against you in Mercer County, you have the right to appeal within 45 days to the Appellate Division. Your appeal must detail the challenges you are making to the Judge’s ruling and you must order the transcript of the hearing you had so the Appellate judges can review the transcript and your appeal and make a ruling on the validity of it. Our experienced restraining order lawyers have handled numerous appeals for clients over the years with great results. Contact us anytime for a free initial consultation.
How to Remove a Final Restraining Order Issued in Past in Mercer County Court
If you had a final restraining order (FRO) issued against you years ago in Mercer County Court, you may be able to have it removed. In New Jersey, these restraining orders are permanent and never expire. However, you can file a motion at any point to remove the restraining order if you can convince the Judge that the circumstances have significantly changed since the original restraining order was issued and that the restraining order is no longer necessary and should be dismissed. The Plaintiff must be served with a copy of this motion and they will have an opportunity to object to the restraining order being removed in writing and also can appear at the motion hearing and oppose the removal on the record with the Judge. On the other hand, they can also consent to the removal of the restraining order and even voluntarily dismiss it on their own before the motion is even decided.
Our lawyers have literally handled hundreds of these motions all over NJ with tremendous success. Contact us now for immediate assistance, the initial consultation is always provided free of charge.