Do not withdraw restraining orders when custody is at issue. (Domestic Violence and Child Custody – Part 2).
Yesterday, I blogged about the importance of securing a domestic violence protection order or restraining order if you’re a legitimate victim of domestic violence. Not just because you may need one to ensure your safety, and not just because judges often issue temporary custody orders as well. I recommended that you secure the domestic violence […]Read More
When violence strikes, don’t give love a second chance. A restraining order will help your custody case.
Long before couples get divorced or find themselves in child custody cases, they may have fights that turn violent. Domestic violence is, of course, a serious matter, and the family courts around the country are prepared to issue restraining orders and temporary custody orders to deal with violent persons and their victims. But just as […]Read More
Not only is New Jersey expanding its statutes to outlaw coercive criminal misconduct, federal legislators are also apparently looking into it. The Interstate Sextortion Prevention Act has been introduced by a Congresswoman from Massachusetts to punish the “interstate coercion of sexual acts, sexual contact or sexually explicit visual depictions and for other purposes.” Under the […]Read More
Most experienced family lawyers are skillful at handling domestic violence cases, but some of the people on court committees and legislative panels think it may be time for some retraining. They may not be wrong. After all, on August 10, 2015, the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act was expanded to include two more […]Read More