Jersey Courts for More than 30 Years.
No one should live in fear from a domestic partner, which is why the law firm of Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., takes domestic violence seriously, as do the New Jersey courts. Whether you need to file a restraining order to protect yourself and your family, or whether you are falsely accused of domestic violence, our Middlesex County domestic violence lawyers can zealously protect your rights under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA). We understand that fear and intimidation often keep victims of domestic violence from seeking help, and we stand ready to provide strong and swift representation when your safety — or your reputation — is at stake.
Individuals who are protected under the PDVA must meet one of the following criteria:
Contact a family law attorney right away to protect yourself and your family if you are being subjected to domestic violence.
Domestic violence is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts inflicted upon a person protected under the PDVA by an adult or an emancipated minor:
To obtain a final restraining order in New Jersey, one must prove that an act of domestic violence has been committed against them, and that a restraining order is necessary to protect them or their property from immediate danger or further acts of domestic violence. The court considers the following factors:
If you and the perpetrator of some type of sexual misconduct were never married, were never household members, do not have a child together, and were not in a dating relationship, you may not obtain a restraining order under the PDVA. However, you may obtain a protective order against the perpetrator, even if you had no relationship with that individual, under the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act (SASPA).
To obtain a final protective order under the SASPA, the court shall consider but not be limited to the following factors:
An attorney with the Middlesex County law firm Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C. can help you with the process to obtain a restraining order or a protective order.
In the wake of a bad breakup, ex boyfriends and ex girlfriends are capable of some truly reprehensible behavior, which may include filing false domestic violence charges, and even false charges of nonconsensual sexual misconduct. We have found creative ways to utilize emails, text messages, telephone messages, and even posts on social media such as Facebook to prove our clients’ innocence by using their ex’s communications to demonstrate their true improper motive for filing false charges.
Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C. takes pride in its New Jersey roots, serving Middlesex County and the surrounding communities, including Metuchen, Woodbridge and East Brunswick. For a free initial consultation with a domestic violence restraining and protective order lawyer in Middlesex County, call our firm at 732-767-0044 or contact us online today.