Somerset County Domestic Violence Lawyer
Also Serving Morris County, Union County, Middlesex County & Essex County
If you’ve experienced violence at the hands of a member of your family, you can take action. There are legal steps you can take that deter the aggressor from harming you again. If you need help, Lane & Lane, LLC can be your guide through the process of obtaining an order of protection or through neglect and removal proceedings. We’re the Somerset County domestic violence lawyers you want for compassionate legal assistance.
If you need legal help for domestic violence, call (908) 259-6673 to request a free consultation.
Basis for a Domestic Violence Charge
Various criminal behaviors constitute domestic violence if they are committed against a close family member or a person the aggressor lives with.
The following people can be charged with domestic violence in New Jersey:
- A spouse or former spouse
- A member of the same household, either currently or ever in the past
- A boyfriend, girlfriend, or former boyfriend/girlfriend
- The other parent of your child
If any of these people has ever harassed, stalked, assaulted, threatened, criminally restrained, kidnapped, or forced unwanted sexual contact on you, or trespassed or broken into your home, you have a basis for a domestic violence charge and for filing for an order of protection.
We are also able to provide legal defense for false allegations of abuse.
Orders of Protection
An order of protection, frequently called a restraining order, prohibits the aggressor from contacting the victim. The order may restrict all contact or prevent the aggressor from coming to the victim’s home, school, or place of employment. The order may be temporary or may become final and permanent after a hearing.
Orders of protection can also prohibit the aggressor from owning a firearm. Consequences for violating a protective order may include contempt of court, fines, and jail time.
“Throughout the process, Dan constantly put my interests, goals, and objectives front and center.”- Jay
“From the initial consultation and throughout the legal process, Dan and his firm made me feel that my case was of utmost priority.”- John
“Dan's patience and understanding allowed me to put trust in someone at a time when that was most difficult for me.”- Dominic
Let us devote our time to your case that can range from divorce, child custody, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and more. We are committed to find an end solution that you and your family can walk away from with peace of mind.