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Domestic Violence

Category: Domestic Violence

How to File an Emergency Restraining Order

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Our skilled New Jersey family lawyers file emergency protective orders Spouses, children, and other family members have rights if a husband, father, or...

Divorcing an Emotionally Abusive Husband

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Divorcing an emotionally abusive husband requires a lot of preparation and hard work. You need to admit that your spouse is being abusive. Abuse isn’t just...

Emotional Abuse and Child Custody in New Jersey

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In New Jersey, the family judge will consider emotional abuse in deciding physical and legal child custody of your child. The New Jersey child custody statute...

Divorcing a Physically Abusive Husband

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Your rights to divorce after physical abuse Spouses should never have to live in fear of physical harm from their spouse. Any spouse who is being assaulted or...

ORDER OF PROTECTION IN NEW JERSEY

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

RESTRAINING ORDERS              In New Jersey, there are more than 15 actions, or “predicate acts”, that are grounds for obtaining a...

Emotional Abuse in a Marriage

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

STAYING SAFE IS MOST IMPORTANT AND YOUR TOP PRIORITY   If you are in an emotionally abusive marriage, you are in a vulnerable position due to that...

SEPARATION & DIVORCE AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

During COVID, there has been an exponential increase in the number of domestic violence and divorce cases. We know that partners and spouses who are cooped up...

Restraining Orders and Divorce in New Jersey

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

It’s not uncommon for one or both parties involved in a divorce proceeding to obtain a restraining order during the divorce process. Restraining orders...

Restraining Orders and Divorce in New Jersey

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

Restraining orders are a part of many divorce cases and are an important protection that is necessary to prevent domestic violence and allow victims of...

Recognizing Child Abuse

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

As a parent, your primary concern is to make sure your child is protected and safe. If your child spends time with the other parent or friends or relatives of...

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How to Secretly Prepare for Divorce

There are many practical ways of planning a divorce secretly. The strongest step is to speak with an experienced New Jersey family lawyer. We’ll explain what financial, emotional, and practical steps you should consider before formally filing a divorce complaint. We’ll explain how to secretly...

January 11, 2022 Read More

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Negotiating a Pet Custody Agreement

Custody of pets in divorce For some spouses, deciding who gets custody of the family dog, cat, or another beloved pet is often one of the most upsetting issues to be decided. The issue of custody of a dog in a breakup can become quite contentious. Deciding who gets custody of a terrier, collie,...

January 6, 2022 Read More

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What Happens If There Is No Custody Agreement

Understanding custody without orders in New Jersey The best course of action for any parent who is divorcing their spouse or living apart from the other biological parent is to obtain a New Jersey custody order. A custody order determines which parents have legal custody and which parents have...

January 4, 2022 Read More

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