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Camden County Domestic Violence Lawyer

When there is a report of domestic violence, the police and family courts in New Jersey err on the side of caution. The person is typically removed from the home and perhaps jailed on assault charges, and a temporary restraining order is issued to separate the parties and prevent any escalation or reprisal. Later, a judge will decide whether to extend it as a permanent restraining order.

Donnelly Ritigstein represents either party in these serious matters. We represent victims of domestic abuse in applying for restraining orders to protect themselves and their children. We also defend people who are accused of domestic violence, triggering a restraining order and setting them up for more legal trouble for violating the order.

Have you been physically abused or threatened with violence by a member of your household? Is your spouse or partner seeking a restraining order in connection with a divorce or custody dispute? Do you urgently need to know your legal rights? Donnelly Ritigstein handles domestic violence and other family law matters, serving Camden County, Burlington County and Gloucester County.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

A temporary restraining order (TRO) may be issued at the time that police are called to a domestic situation, or it may be obtained separately by application to a civil court upon evidence of domestic assault or threats. A restraining order commonly requires:

  • Removal from the residence
  • No contact with the alleged victim or one's children
  • No contact through third parties

Within 10 days after a TRO is issued, there will be a Final Hearing. A judge or hearing officer will take testimony from both parties and decide whether to issue a final restraining order. Whether you are seeking or fighting a restraining order, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. When we are involved early, we help clients prepare the strongest arguments for the Final Hearing and avoid violations of the TRO.

Contact Us

We provide free office consultations at our locations in Haddonfield and Moorestown, and we provide a free phone consultation to clients in neighboring jurisdictions. Call our Camden County domestic violence attorneys at 856-324-6147 or (toll free) 866-907-6368, or contact us online.