Domestic violence is serious. Every year, thousands of women, children, and men are abused by family members and significant others. Equally troubling is the number of false domestic violence claims that are made to gain the upper hand in divorce disputes. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., we are committed to working with people throughout New Jersey dealing with domestic violence.Experienced Domestic Violence Attorneys
When most people think about spousal abuse, they think of physical violence. However, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act reflects a number of emotional, psychological, and physical actions as domestic violence. Any of the following criminal violations can be charged as domestic violence:
- Terroristic threats
- Criminal Restraint
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal mischief
- Criminal trespass
Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) are almost always granted when domestic violence allegations are made. A hearing for a Final Restraining Order must be held within ten days. It is important to have experienced legal representation at this hearing. If a Final Restraining Order is granted, it is permanent. The consequences can include granting exclusive possession of residence, granting temporary custody of children, punitive damages, medical coverage for the victim, and limiting visitation with children.
We are committed to ensuring that victims of domestic violence are protected. We also defend the rights of people who are falsely accused of spousal abuse. In addition to our experience handling family law matters, we have significant experience handling criminal defense matters. Our broad experience in these areas of law put us in a position to effectively deal with domestic violence claims.Contact Our New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyers
If you are a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of spousal abuse, please contact Aretsky Law Group, P.C.in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at 800-537-4154, by e-mail, or by filling out the intake form on our contact page.