Warren County Restraining Order Lawyers
Final Restraining Order Hearing Attorneys in Belvidere, New Jersey
If you have been served with a temporary restraining order in Warren County, the knowledgeable restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm can help you fight the allegations of domestic violence and the entry of a final restraining order. On the other hand, if you live in Warren County and you are a victim of domestic violence and you need the protections of a restraining order, the restraining order lawyers at the Tormey Law firm are ready to help protect you by assisting you obtain a temporary restraining order and then a final restraining order. Your restraining order case will be heard 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 domestic violence lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm are here to help you with your restraining order case in Warren County including in Allamuchy, Belvidere, Blairstown, Hackettstown, and Franklin Twp. 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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“The Best Attorney” – 5.0 stars
“As most can attest, having to defend yourself in court is not always a pleasant experience and at best you’re hoping for a positive outcome. In the case of TRO defenses, positive outcomes can be put into three categories:
1) Good – Plaintiff dismisses TRO with conditions w/o trial
2) Better – Case dismissed after judge listens to both parties
3) Best – Case dismissed after Plaintiff’s testimony w/o Defense testimony
My personal experience was that Tom was able to get me the “BEST” possible outcome by having my case dismissed without Defense testimony. His knowledge of the law is impeccable and trust me on this one, being smart and knowing the law are two different things. Tom’s knowledge of the law is what ultimately got my case dismissed without me saying a word in court.” – Posted by anonymous
WARREN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Domestic violence cases and hearings for restraining orders in Warren County will be heard at the Warren County Superior Court. The Warren County Courthouse is located at, 413 2nd Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and can be contacted at 908-475-6161. Click here for more information regarding the Warren County Superior Court. For directions to the Warren County Superior Court, click here.
WARREN COUNTY FAMILY COURT – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
Restraining order matters in Warren County Superior Court will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Warrant County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Warren County Family Part, which is part of the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Court Vicinage is the Honorable Hany A. Mawla, P.J.F.P, whose chambers are located in the Somerset County Courthouse and can be contacted at 908-231-7647. The Warren County Family Division also has a Domestic Violence Unit with court staff dedicated to domestic violence and restraining order cases. The Family Division can be contacted at 908-475-6150. Click here for more information on the Warren County Family Division.
WARREN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
The Warren 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 Warren County. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 413 Second Street, Belvidere, New Jersey 07823 and can be contacted at 908-475-6275. For more information on the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, click here.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN WARREN COUNTY
If you’re the victim of domestic violence in Warren 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 Warren County.
The Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC) provides a wide range of services for the victims of domestic violence in Warren County. Located at 29 Broad Street, Washington, NJ, 07882, DASACC can be contacted 24/7 at 908-453-4181. DASACC offers emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and provides counseling and therapeutic services. DASACC also provides batterers intervention in Warren County, which can be arranged by calling 908-813-8820. To learn more about DASACC, click here. For more information on anger management, counseling, and family services in Warren County, click here.
In addition to the locally available domestic violence services in Warren 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 WARREN COUNTY
Victims of domestic violence in Warren County that need assistance with legal services, such as help with obtaining a restraining order can contact the Warren County Office of Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, 91 Front Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823, Phone: (908) 475-2010
I need help filing a restraining order in Warren County NJ
If you are the victim of domestic violence in Warren County, you can request a temporary restraining order at the Warren County Superior Court Family Division Office located at 413 2nd Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823. The Family Division 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 defendant resides, or where the domestic violence occurred. Click here for the contact information for local police departments in your municipality.
How to Appeal a Final Restraining Order Issued in Warren County Court
If a final restraining order was issued against you in Warren County Court, you have the right to appeal. Your appeal must be filed in writing within 45 days of the issuance of the final restraining order. Your appeal must detail the errors made by the Court and you must order the transcripts of your final hearing so the appellate Judges in Trenton can review the transcripts and your appeal and make a decision.
How to Remove an Old Final Restraining Order From Warren County NJ
If you have an old restraining order that was issued against you in Warren County, these restraining orders are permanent in NJ and never expire. However, you may be eligible to file a motion to have it removed. Your motion must show that there has been a significant change in circumstances and the restraining order is no longer necessary and should be vacated and dismissed. Some of the factors the Judge will consider include the following:
- How much time has passed since the issuance of the original order
- Any violations of the order
- Do the parties have any ties (children in common, etc.)
- Do the parties reside in the same state or town
- Does the defendant have any other restraining orders against him from other people
- Did the defendant complete any counseling
- Does the plaintiff object to the removal of the order
The plaintiff must be served with a copy of this motion and they will have an opportunity to object and be heard in court. If the Judge denies the motion, the restraining order remains in place. If the Judge grants the motion, the restraining order is removed.