Restraining Order Dismissed Bergen County After Trial by Judge
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Are you in need of a domestic violence lawyer to handle a final restraining order hearing in Hackensack? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a case we successfully handled for a client in Bergen County with tremendous results.
Restraining Order Dismissed in Hackensack NJ thanks to the Tormey Law Firm LLC: Travis J. Tormey and Christopher Perry of the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client facing a permanent restraining order at the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack, New Jersey. The temporary restraining order (TRO) was issued based on the predicate act of harassment and the alleged victim wanted to proceed with the final restraining order (FRO) hearing. The plaintiff proceeded “pro se”, meaning that she represented herself and was not represented by an attorney. The defendant hired the restraining order defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC to represent him at the trial.
Christopher Perry handled the trial for the law firm. Chris was able to show that Judge that there was not domestic violence in this case. First, the plaintiff listed as “domestic violence” in the temporary restraining order (TRO) that the defendant, her ex-husband, refused to allow their son to attend private school. She also claimed that he blocked her phone calls which did not allow her to get in touch with their son when he was with the father. Needless to say, this is not domestic violence and the Judge found that in her decision. The Judge did find some harassment based on name calling and arguments between the parties regarding their son, but she did not find the second prong under Silver v. Silver, that the restraining order is necessary to protect the safety and well being of the plaintiff. There was no violence in this case, no threats of violence, and there was no need for a restraining order to protect the plaintiff from the defendant. In fact, while the TRO was pending, the alleged victim was using Facetime with her son while he was with his father and trying to communicate with the father despite the fact that any communication is prohibited based on the temporary restraining order (TRO). This was just another example showing the Judge that the plaintiff was not afraid of the defendant. Based on these circumstances, the Judge dismissed the restraining order after the trial.
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This was the correct result and a very satisfying outcome for our client. If you or a loved one needs help with a restraining order trial in Hackensack NJ, contact our lawyers now for immediate assistance at (908)-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.