Victims of Domestic Violence Offered “How-To” For Filing Restraining Orders

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Weinberger Law Group of New Jersey has created some personal guides and resources to help with the process of obtaining a restraining order for victims of domestic violence.

The Domestic Violence Legal Process Explained

The Domestic Violence Legal Process Explained

It has been our experience that these forms are often filled out incorrectly and it is for this reason that we prepared this How-To Guide to help victims successfully obtain a Temporary and eventual Final Restraining Order from the New Jersey courts.

In light of recent headline-making domestic violence crimes in New Jersey, Weinberger Law Group has released a set of resources aimed at helping victims of domestic abuse better understand the process of filing for a temporary restraining order (TRO), one of the legal system’s main methods to help victims of domestic abuse protect themselves from further violence.

When filing for a TRO, victims are required to provide detailed information about the person named in the protection order, including home and work contact information, previous criminal history, past incidents of abuse, and more. As Weinberger Law Group notes, it is common for victims to show up at either the court (Municipal or Superior) or the police station to file for the order and not have certain key details. This lack of information on the form can have the unfortunate effect of lessening the victim’s chances of obtaining the protection they need.

To give victims of domestic abuse in New Jersey, and others seeking temporary and final restraining orders, the best possible chance to obtain this protection, the law group has included a How to File Forms & Understand The Restraining Order Process in a Domestic Violence Case web-page which is a step-by-step guide to TROs, including a printable PDF copy of the New Jersey Domestic Violence Civil Complaint and Temporary Restraining Order Form and Information - the actual form used by intake officers when an individual files for a protective order.

“It has been our experience that these forms are often filled out incorrectly and it is for this reason that we prepared this How-To guide to help victims successfully obtain a Temporary and eventual Final Restraining Order from the New Jersey courts,” Bari Weinberger, founding partner of Weinberger Law Group, stated.

The law group also provides an illustrative Infographic detailing the restraining filing timeline from TRO to the final hearing for a final restraining order. Also accompanying the complaint form is a step-by-step outline listing the exact information needed to fill out the form.

Weinberger Law Group hopes that by making the temporary restraining order process more transparent, it will become easier for real victims of domestic abuse to get the help they need once the TRO is put in place and then their family law attorney can help them obtain a final restraining order.

“Once you have obtained a Temporary Restraining Order, you should schedule a consultation with an attorney so that they can represent you at the Final Restraining Order (FRO) Hearing,” the law group advises.

The How to File Forms & Understand The Restraining Order Process in a Domestic Violence Case information and PDF forms can be found on the Weinberger Law Group website here: http://www.weinbergerlawgroup.com/Domestic-Violence/Help-How-To-DV-Restraining-Order-Process.html

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