Protect Your Rights. Protect Your Safety.
Your rights and your safety are of utmost importance. If you are struggling with domestic violence or have been unfairly accused of domestic violence, take action quickly and retain experienced representation from an attorney who can uphold your rights. Our team of Marlton domestic abuse lawyers is here to help.
At Weinberg, Kaplan & Smith, P.A., we have seen firsthand how emotionally charged issues can instigate legal action against spouses or significant others in family law and divorce proceedings.
In some cases, our clients face serious threats at home and need to seek civil relief through restraining orders or criminal relief through a complaint filed against the batterer. In others, they are the subjects of exaggerated or false allegations. Achieving a favorable outcome in these cases hinges on how well your attorney addresses the complex nature of many interconnected legal disciplines.
Our firm delivers on these lines with comprehensive and knowledgeable representation that is effective in litigation and in settlement negotiations. Arrange a meeting with our law firm online or by telephone toll-free at 856-795-9400 to discuss your case.
About The New Jersey Prevention Of Domestic Violence Act
Many people believe domestic violence must include physical harm, but this is not necessarily true. In New Jersey, any heated argument can easily escalate and result in domestic violence charges because under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, domestic violence is defined to include:
- Terrorist threats
- Harassment (which may include inappropriate communication, offensive or coarse language, offensive touching, and other alarming conduct intended to alarm or annoy)
- Criminal mischief
- Criminal trespassing
- Kidnapping, criminal restraint or false imprisonment
- Lewdness, sexual assault, or criminal sexual conduct
Furthermore, an individual does not have to be married in order to file a restraining order to complain of domestic violence in the criminal justice system. A victim of domestic violence can include neglected elderly or disabled persons, an individual who shares a child in common with an alleged abuser (regardless of age), and an underage individual in a spousal or dating relationship with an alleged abuser who is over 18 or is an emancipated minor.
These cases are very complex and are never one-size-fits-all. At Weinberg, Kaplan & Smith, P.A., we strongly encourage anyone involved in a domestic dispute to contact an attorney as soon as possible to gain an understanding of your rights and how to protect them. We are here to help.