Remove an Old Restraining Order Sussex County NJ
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Do you need to get rid of an old restraining order in New Jersey? You need to file a motion in the county in which it was entered and prove to the Judge that there has been a significant change in circumstances and the restraining order is no longer necessary. We can help.
We were hired in 2018 to remove an old restraining order for a client in Sussex County who had been living with this issue since 2003. He and his ex-girlfriend had a child together and they were arguing and had a bad break up. A judge issued a final restraining order against him.
Now, he lives in Nebraska and has had no contact with the alleged victim in 15 years. He is happily married to another woman and wishes no ill will on his ex or their child. During the 15 years in which this restraining order is in place, the defendant never contacted the victim or her family and thus has never been charged with violating the restraining order. The defendant is employed and is attempting to further his education and the final restraining order (FRO) may limit his ability to do that.
We filed a motion to have this permanent restraining order removed. We submitted a legal brief and certification of our client detailing all of the reasons he wants and needs to have this restraining order lifted. The plaintiff objected, which is her legal right to do so. She claimed that she is still in fear of the defendant and wants the restraining order to remain in place.
After reviewing all of the written submissions and hearing the oral arguments of counsel as well as testimony from both parties, the Judge granted our motion and dismissed the restraining order. Our client was ecstatic with this result and the services provided by our law firm.
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