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Category: Domestic Violence

How Do I Navigate a Divorce That Is Based on Religious Differences?

When a couple is experiencing marital problems, and both parties are committed to making the marriage work, they may seek help from a marriage counselor or a therapist that focuses on marital issues. This can be helpful if there are trust issues, difficulties with sharing responsibilities at home, or financial stresses. However, if the couple’s …

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Restraining Orders in New Jersey

Learning how to protect oneself under the law’s jurisdiction is important, especially if the person is facing life-threatening situations. This does not apply just to car accidents or medical emergencies; it also includes receiving protection from threats in one’s home. Domestic violence can lead to a wide range of harmful behavior, ranging from innocuous behavior …

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Can Domestic Violence Affect a Divorce?

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, more than 12 million women and men experience domestic violence on average every year in the United States. That number amounts to 24 people suffering stalking or physical violence every minute. Violence from an intimate partner affects a person emotionally, mentally, and physically, and it also complicates the …

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How Does Domestic Violence Impact Child Custody?

Even if a child is not physically harmed, witnessing domestic violence can take an emotional toll on a child. For this reason, family courts in New Jersey and across the nation take claims of domestic violence very seriously. Since it is the court’s job to ensure children are in the care of a safe and …

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How to File a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

If you find yourself in a harmful situation where a restraining order may be necessary, but do not know how to file or where to go, there are a couple of steps you can take prior to a court determining if a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) is necessary in your situation.

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Can I obtain a Final Restraining Order Against Someone I Never Physically Dated In Person?

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently found that it was appropriate to enter a Final Restraining Order under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act against a defendant where the parties never experienced a single in-person date, never visited each other’s homes, never met each other’s friends or family members, never engaged in sexual …

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The Marriage Story

Over the weekend I saw the movie “The Marriage Story”.  The movie begins with a couple attending mediation where they tell each other everything they loved about the other person.  For anyone who has attended mediation, this is not the usual way to begin. Mediation is usually about looking forward. Yet, looking back at the …

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Domestic Violence and Brain Injuries

Domestic violence affects countless women and men each year. As people have begun to talk more about the problem, counselors, medical personnel, and victim advocates are raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A TBI occurs when the brain, typically cushioned safely in the skull, is violently jolted. For instance, a concussion is a type …

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Couples With A Final Restraining Order Will Soon Be Able To Mediate Across The State

By: CHRIS ANN WRIGHT Recently, the New Jersey Judiciary issued a directive implementing an economic mediation program for those litigants who have a restraining order. The mediation would take place at the courthouse with litigants remaining in separate rooms throughout the mediation. The mediator, specially trained, would shuttle back and forth between the two rooms …

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Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Each year in this country, some three to four million children are at risk of exposure to domestic violence. Most are the children of women abused by their male partners. Even when children are not physically abused themselves, they can still carry serious and lasting emotional scars of domestic abuse. What it Means to Witness …

Continue Reading…

How Do I Navigate a Divorce That Is Based on Religious Differences?

When a couple is experiencing marital problems, and both parties are committed to making the marriage work, they may seek help from a marriage counselor or a therapist that focuses on marital issues. This can be helpful if there are trust issues, difficulties with sharing responsibilities at home, or financial stresses. However, if the couple’s …

Continue Reading…

Restraining Orders in New Jersey

Learning how to protect oneself under the law’s jurisdiction is important, especially if the person is facing life-threatening situations. This does not apply just to car accidents or medical emergencies; it also includes receiving protection from threats in one’s home. Domestic violence can lead to a wide range of harmful behavior, ranging from innocuous behavior …

Continue Reading…

Can Domestic Violence Affect a Divorce?

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, more than 12 million women and men experience domestic violence on average every year in the United States. That number amounts to 24 people suffering stalking or physical violence every minute. Violence from an intimate partner affects a person emotionally, mentally, and physically, and it also complicates the …

Continue Reading…

How Does Domestic Violence Impact Child Custody?

Even if a child is not physically harmed, witnessing domestic violence can take an emotional toll on a child. For this reason, family courts in New Jersey and across the nation take claims of domestic violence very seriously. Since it is the court’s job to ensure children are in the care of a safe and …

Continue Reading…

How to File a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

If you find yourself in a harmful situation where a restraining order may be necessary, but do not know how to file or where to go, there are a couple of steps you can take prior to a court determining if a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) is necessary in your situation.

Continue Reading…

Can I obtain a Final Restraining Order Against Someone I Never Physically Dated In Person?

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently found that it was appropriate to enter a Final Restraining Order under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act against a defendant where the parties never experienced a single in-person date, never visited each other’s homes, never met each other’s friends or family members, never engaged in sexual …

Continue Reading…

The Marriage Story

Over the weekend I saw the movie “The Marriage Story”.  The movie begins with a couple attending mediation where they tell each other everything they loved about the other person.  For anyone who has attended mediation, this is not the usual way to begin. Mediation is usually about looking forward. Yet, looking back at the …

Continue Reading…

Domestic Violence and Brain Injuries

Domestic violence affects countless women and men each year. As people have begun to talk more about the problem, counselors, medical personnel, and victim advocates are raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A TBI occurs when the brain, typically cushioned safely in the skull, is violently jolted. For instance, a concussion is a type …

Continue Reading…

Couples With A Final Restraining Order Will Soon Be Able To Mediate Across The State

By: CHRIS ANN WRIGHT Recently, the New Jersey Judiciary issued a directive implementing an economic mediation program for those litigants who have a restraining order. The mediation would take place at the courthouse with litigants remaining in separate rooms throughout the mediation. The mediator, specially trained, would shuttle back and forth between the two rooms …

Continue Reading…

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Each year in this country, some three to four million children are at risk of exposure to domestic violence. Most are the children of women abused by their male partners. Even when children are not physically abused themselves, they can still carry serious and lasting emotional scars of domestic abuse. What it Means to Witness …

Continue Reading…