According to the National Coalition Against domestic violence, one in five women and one in seven men has been a victim of physical violence at the hands of a spouse or intimate partner.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every minute, about 20 people are abused by an intimate partner.
These are shocking statistics, but the reality is that they are probably much higher, as many victims of domestic violence do not report their abuse.
If you are the victim of abuse in a marriage or other domestic relationship, it is imperative to get legal help. The days and weeks following a person’s decision to leave an abusive relationship are among the most dangerous, as abusers often retaliate by attempting to seriously harm their victim.
Furthermore, domestic violence comes in many forms. Just because your abuser doesn’t physically hurt you doesn’t mean you aren’t being abused.
Examples of domestic violence include:
If someone is harassing you, stalking you, or otherwise threatening or inflicting physical or emotional harm, an experienced New Jersey domestic violence lawyer can help you obtain a restraining order.
Under New Jersey law, you can obtain an emergency restraining orders without a hearing. This order stays in place for up to 10 days, when the court must hold a full hearing that allows the accused to present evidence in his or her defense.
As the victim, you are also permitted to present evidence supporting the necessity of the restraining order. The court then has the option to make the restraining order permanent.
Once a restraining order is put in place permanently, only a court order can dissolve it.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, call the domestic violence and restraining orders attorney at Schibell & Mennie today at 732-774-1000 to schedule a free consultation.Our Oakhurst and Howell offices are serving throughout New Jersey
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