Domestic violence is a serious issue in our society and affects people from all walks of life in every socio-economic situation. Domestic violence includes not only physical violence, but also sexual and emotional violence and intimidation, economic isolation, harassment, cyber-stalking, as well as threats, kidnapping and vandalism. If you feel unsafe, you must reach out for help immediately, either by calling the police or going to a domestic violence shelter or someplace where your safety is ensured. The most important thing is the safety of yourself and your children.
Once you are in a safe place, you can reach out to your family law attorney to make decisions about how to stay safe and obtain a domestic violence restraining order. At DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law Attorneys, we act quickly to ensure that all legal protections are in place to safeguard you and your children.
Whether you’re coming to us because the violence has ended your relationship, or your relationship has already ended and the violence emerged as you tried to navigate the divorce process, we have the resources available to help.
We take seriously the major impact that domestic violence has on divorce. Fortunately, the domestic violence law in New Jersey is drafted to ensure that a victim of domestic violence feels protected and safe. Going before a judge can help you:
- Attain exclusive use and occupancy of the marital home, and
- Obtain primary custody of your children during the divorce proceedings.
For help protecting yourself and your children from an abusive spouse, contact us now. We will start working right away to ensure your safety.
The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence’s 24-hour free hotline for victims and their supporters is 1-800-572-SAFE.
For more information, please call us at 908-304-9679.