Restraining Order Lawyers in Middlesex County NJ
Domestic Violence attorneys in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Do you need a lawyer for a temporary or final restraining order hearing in Middlesex County court in New Brunswick? We can help.
The Tormey Law Firm restraining order lawyers are fully familiar with what it takes to obtain or fight against a restraining order in Middlesex 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.
Here are some real restraining order cases our lawyers have handled over the last few years in Middlesex County court with great success:
- No domestic violence, restraining order dismissed Middlesex County
- Restraining order dismissed after trial New Brunswick NJ
- Restraining Order dismissed Woodbridge NJ
- New Brunswick restraining order dropped in favor of civil restraints agreement
Over the years, the domestic violence attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have handled numerous restraining order cases and they’re ready to help you get a restraining order or defend you against an allegation of domestic violence. We represent clients throughout Middlesex County including in Edison, Woodbridge, Old Bridge, Piscataway, Perth Amboy, and Metuchen. Contact our offices now for a free initial consultation at (908)-336-5008.
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Served with a Restraining Order in Middlesex County, Do I need a lawyer?
You can represent yourself but it’s very important to hire an attorney if you can afford one. Unfortunately, because this is a civil case and not criminal, public defenders are not available for restraining order matters. But they are extremely serious and can have long lasting implications for your life. If the final restraining order issues and you live with the plaintiff, you will never be permitted to live in your home again. It could effect custody, parenting time, visitation, child support, alimony, etc. Even if you are not married, there are other implications such as being fingerprinted and placed into a statewide database for domestic violence offenders. You will be prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. If you have a professional license it could be impacted. You may be stopped when traveling at the airport by customs and questioned routinely.
Finally, you will be prohibited from having any contact with the plaintiff forever. If you violate the order, you will be arrested and charged criminally with contempt of court which can lead to fines, probation, jail time, and a permanent criminal charge on your record. NOTE: If you are convicted a second time of violating a restraining order in New Jersey, you must serve a 90 day jail sentence in the Middlesex County jail.
It is important to have an attorney because lawyers know how to handle these trials, which evidence the Judge will allow as relevant and admissible, and how to cross examine the other party. This will be crucial in the Judge’s ultimate decision whether or not to issue the final restraining order.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Hearings for restraining orders in Middlesex County and other domestic violence matters such as a charge for contempt due to violating a restraining order will be heard at the Middlesex County Superior Court. There are two County Courthouses in Middlesex County and all matters related to restraining orders will take place at the Middlesex County Family Courthouse located at 120 New Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be contacted at 732-519-3100. Click here for more information regarding the Middlesex County Superior Court. Click here for directions to the Middlesex County Superior Court.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY FAMILY COURT – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
Any restraining order cases scheduled at the Middlesex County Family Courthouse will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Middlesex County Family Part is the Honorable Deborah J. Venezia, P.J.F.P. whose chambers can be contacted at 732-519-3106. The Middlesex County Family Part also has a Domestic Violence Unit with court staff dedicated to domestic violence and restraining order cases. The contact person of the Domestic Violence Team is Michelle Rubin, who can be contacted at 732-519-3233. Click here for more information on the Middlesex County Family Court Domestic Violence Unit.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
The Middlesex 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 contempt charges against anyone accused of violating the terms of a temporary or final restraining order in Middlesex County. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 25 Kirkpatrick St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 and can be contacted at 732-745-3300. For more information on the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, click here.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
If you’re the victim of domestic violence in Middlesex 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, 1-800-572-SAFE (7233), which is 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 Middlesex County.
There are a number of services in Middlesex County for victims of domestic violence ranging from emergency shelters, transitional housing, counseling and legal advocacy. If you are the victim of domestic violence and need assistance, contact the following agencies: Women Aware, 250 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901, 732-249-4504 or Manavi, Inc., For additional information on anger management, batterers intervention, counseling and family services in Middlesex County, click here.
In addition to the locally available domestic violence resources in Middlesex County 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 MIDDLESEX COUNTY
If you are the victim of domestic violence in Middlesex County and you need assistance with legal advocacy, contact one of the following offices of Central New Jersey Legal Services: New Brunswick Office, 317 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, (732) 249-7600, or the Perth Amboy Office, 313 State Street, Suite 308, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, Phone: (732) 324-1613
FILING A RESTRAINING ORDER IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY NJ
If you are the victim of domestic violence in Middlesex County, you can request a temporary restraining order at the Middlesex County Family Courthouse Domestic Violence Intake Office located at 120 New Street, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. 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 perpetrator resides, or where the domestic violence occurred. Click here for the contact information for local police departments in Middlesex County.
Motion to Remove an Old Restraining Order in Middlesex County NJ
If you had a restraining order issued against you years ago in Middlesex County, you may be eligible to file a motion to have it removed. You have to convince the Judge that there has been a significant change in circumstances such that the restraining order is no longer necessary and should be vacated and dismissed. Contact our experienced Middlesex County restraining order lawyers now for a free consultation to see if you might be a good candidate for a motion to remove your restraining order.
Appeal a Final Restraining Order Issued in Middlesex County NJ
If you had a final restraining order issued against you in Middlesex County NJ, you have the right to appeal. The appeal must be filed within 45 days of the issuance of the final restraining order. The appeal must be filed to the Appellate Division located in Trenton, NJ. If you are interested in appeal, contact our restraining order appeal lawyers now for immediate assistance and a free initial consultation.