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What To Do When Domestic Violence Is Involved

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Protecting You From Unacceptable Behavior and Violence

Nobody deserves to feel threatened, especially at home where you should feel most secure. In New Jersey, abuse doesn’t need to be physical to be considered criminal behavior. Threats, harassment, stalking, gaslighting and other behaviors that make an individual feel unsafe are also considered abusive.

If you’re afraid that nobody will believe you or that your voice won’t be heard, trust The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC to help you find a clear path to safety. We speak out against domestic violence and protect each and every one of our clients from the horrible situation they’re in.

What to Do if You’re in an Abusive Situation

Leaving a dangerous situation is incredibly scary. We know this fear can deter people from even trying to escape. While safety is unfortunately not always immediate, we’ll help you reach a place in life where you are secure and don’t have to live in fear anymore.

If you’re being abused or manipulated by your partner or spouse, get to a safe location as soon as possible. Tell as few people as possible where you are. Meanwhile, other steps you can take include:

  • Apply for a Temporary Restraining Order with the Superior Court in your county. You may also be able to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order from your local police department.
  • Advocate for a Final Restraining Order with a judge. The judge will likely schedule a hearing to award a Final Restraining Order within ten days of grating a Temporary Restraining Order.
  • File a civil complaint or criminal complaint, depending on your situation and what your lawyer recommends.

The most important step is to remove yourself from the situation as quickly as possible and then contact a family law attorney. Together, we will review your options and discuss what is best under your circumstances. If you have children, bring them with you when you leave. We will work hard to keep your children in a safe, healthy, and stable environment as well.

We Are Your Allies

You are important and should never put up with behavior that makes you feel threatened. When you call The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC, we will aggressively defend your freedom and safety while also treating you with kindness and understanding during this difficult time.

Call us at 732-747-1882 or contact us online to discuss your situation. We will always preserve your privacy.

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