Monmouth County Final Restraining Order Lawyers
Temporary Restraining Order Attorneys in Freehold, New Jersey
Domestic violence and restraining order issues in Monmouth County can be overwhelming. 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 Monmouth County domestic violence attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have handled numerous restraining order cases in Monmouth County and they’re ready to help you get a restraining order or defend you against an allegation of domestic violence. We represent clients from Howell, Holmdel, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Colts Neck, and Red Bank. Contact our offices now for a free initial consultation at (908)-336-5008.
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MONMOUTH COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Domestic violence cases and hearings for restraining orders in Monmouth County will be heard at the Monmouth County Superior Court. The Monmouth County Superior Courthouse is located at 71 Monument Park, Freehold NJ, 07728, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted at (732) 677-4300. Click here for more information regarding the Monmouth County Superior Court. For directions to the Monmouth County Superior Court, click here.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
Restraining order cases in Monmouth County Superior Court will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Monmouth County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Monmouth County Family Part is the Honorable Kathleen A. Sheedy, P.J.Fp., whose chambers can be contacted at 732-677-4131. The Monmouth County Family Part also has a domestic violence unit with court staff dedicated to domestic violence and restraining order cases. The domestic violence team of the Family Division can be contacted at 732-677-4050. Click here for more information on the Monmouth County Family Court Family Division.
MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE FAMILY DIVISION
The Monmouth 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 Monmouth County. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 132 Jerseyville Avenue, Freehold, N.J. 07728 and can be contacted at (732) 431-7160. For more information on the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Family Division, click here.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN MONMOUTH COUNTY
If you’re the victim of domestic violence in Monmouth 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 Monmouth County.
180 Turning Lives Around is available to provide emergency and ongoing domestic violence services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and a 24/7 hotline at 732-264-4111. The program also offers batterer intervention in Monmouth County for those who have perpetrated domestic violence and are seeking help. The offices for 180 Turning Lives Around is located at 1 Bethany Road, Bldg 3, Suite 42, Hazlet, NJ 07730 and can be contacted at 732-264-4360. For more information on 180 Turning Lives Around, click here. Additional domestic violence services including 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 Monmouth County.
In addition to the locally available domestic violence services in Monmouth 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 MONMOUTH COUNTY
Victims of domestic violence in Monmouth County may be able to obtain assistance with legal issues related to restraining orders by contacting the Monmouth Office of South Jersey Legal Services: 303 West Main Street, Third Floor, Freehold, NJ 07728, (732) 414-6750
I need help filing a restraining order in Monmouth County NJ
If you are the victim of domestic violence in Monmouth County, you can request a temporary restraining order at the Monmouth County Superior Family Reception Office, located in Room L-7 of the Monmouth County Courthouse. The Family Reception Office takes complaints related to restraining orders from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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 Monmouth County.
How to Remove an Old Restraining Order in Monmouth County NJ
In order to remove an old restraining order previously issued in Monmouth County, a defendant must file a motion to remove it and a send a copy of the motion to the Plaintiff so they have an opportunity to object and be heard in court. This motion must show that there has been a significant change in circumstances such that the original restraining order is no longer necessary and should be removed and dismissed. The factors the court will consider on this motion include the following:
- How much time has passed since the issuance of the final restraining order
- Where do the parties reside (close to each other? Same state?)
- Do the parties have any ties (children in common?)
- Have there ever been any violations of the order
- Does the defendant have any other restraining orders from other victims
- Did the defendant undergo any domestic violence counseling
- Is the order creating any hardship for the defendant (jobs, career, professional licenses, traveling abroad, gun rights)
How to Appeal a Final Restraining Order Issued in Monmouth County Court
If a final restraining order was recently issued against you in the Monmouth County Superior Court, you have the right to appeal within 45 days. This appeal must be filed to the Appellate Division in Trenton. Appeals are a complicated process and you should contact an experienced restraining order appeal lawyer to assist you with this matter. We are available now to assist you and always provide free initial consultations.