If you are a victim of domestic violence in New Jersey, it is important for you to hire a domestic violence attorney to make sure your rights are protected. If you are being accused of an act of domestic violence, it is equally important for you to be represented by a domestic violence lawyer to protect your interests. We are experienced domestic violence attorneys who can help you.
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act offers protection against domestic violence and domestic violence for persons over the age of 18 who are experiencing domestic violence by:
- A spouse or a former spouse;
- A current or a former household member;
- A current or a former dating partner; or
- A biological or an adoptive co-parent, including a prospective co-parent if either party is pregnant.
The law protects against violent acts including:
- Criminal restraint
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal trespass
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is important that you notify the authorities right away. The longer you wait to report an incident, the harder it will be for you to receive protection, such as a restraining order, from the courts in New Jersey.
While many times allegations of domestic violence are justified, sometimes a party makes an allegation to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody proceeding. If you’ve been accused of domestic violence in New Jersey, it is important to be represented by a domestic violence lawyer
Relief in the form of a restraining order can provide the safety and the security you and your family need. We can help you to quickly obtain legal protection and assist you with child custody and child support matters as well. Likewise, because domestic violence will affect child custody and visitation, if you have been falsely accused of violence in the home, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. Contact The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC today for a consultation.