Author: David Scott-Mack
The procedures for individuals seeking protection from domestic violence have been amended with the Supreme Court’s July 24, 2020 Seventh Omnibus Order. Domestic violence temporary restraining order (TRO) applications will now be accepted in person with or without a prior appointment during Superior Court hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Effective August 3, 2020, […]
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a challenging concept. The obligation to pay support to a former spouse is often the most contentious issue in any divorce. One purpose of alimony is to ensure that both parties may continue to live in a reasonably comparable manner to which he or she grew accustomed during […]
New Jersey law permits a victim of domestic violence to obtain a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) if granted, the alleged aggressor will be personally served with a copy of the TRO by local law enforcement officers. Although the officers may only be serving the TRO, a recent case makes clear that the defendant can be arrested for other crimes the officers may observe or based on evidence they may legally gather regardless of what happens with the TRO.
Legislation currently pending in New Jersey seeks to address concerns that domestic violence laws are not doing enough to protect victims and children. The bill establishes a domestic violence risk assessment pilot program to help identify those who are likely to commit an act of violence against the victim or child.