Our Morris County family law attorney has helped both men and women get out of violent relationships. These cases must be handled with the utmost care, and our first concern is to keep you and your children safe. If you are ready to leave, we encourage you to seek the help of an experienced professional who can help you make the right decisions in this highly emotional time. WomensHealth.gov, the website operated by the Office on Women’s Health from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, suggests making an escape plan and offers packing lists and resources to help you get out.
One thing they suggest immediately doing is getting a protection order from your local court, also known as a restraining order. While this order may not prevent your abuser from approaching you, if does give you the right to take legal action if they do. Our Morris County family law attorney can help you get this court ordered protection in place, and we’ll work quickly to make it happen. This temporary restraining order can then be made permanent, which will carry other repercussions with it for your abuser.
The number one goal of our family law attorney is to keep you and your children safe. The restraining order is simply the first step. We can then start the process of filing for divorce and working out custody and support arrangements while keeping your best interests and safety in mind. If you are ready to get our of your relationship, you can get in touch with our Morris County lawyers today and get a free confidential consultation. We’ll help you get the process started.