If you currently fear for your safety as a result of domestic violence, it is time to seek representation from a Morris County family law attorney. At O'Sullivan Law Group, we have handled many divorce and family law cases involving accusations of domestic violence. We are fully dedicated to ensuring you and your children are kept safe from an abusive spouse or other household member.
Temporary and final restraining orders are generally appropriate in domestic violence situations when the target of abuse is an adult. If you have a child or are expecting a child with an abusive partner or former partner, you can obtain protections for the child through the temporary restraining order process (TRO). After you have ensured everyone’s immediate safety, you should contact the police and a Morris County domestic violence lawyer.
You will want to file a police report as evidence in your case. If you have been physically injured, document these injuries and have a doctor examine you. As soon as possible, seek the help necessary to get proper protection. Temporary restraining orders are powerful legal tools when they are obtained quickly.
If a permanent order is issued, the court may also require the subject of the order to:
The court can also impose any other type of treatment or punishment believed to be justified based on the circumstances.
Unfortunately, all it can take to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody dispute is a false allegation of domestic violence or abuse. If this should happen in your case, our Morris County domestic violence attorney can put forth efforts to see you vindicated and your reputation cleared.
Whatever the circumstances may be in your case, please contact our firm now at (973) 947-8699 to discuss your options and learn how we can protect you.