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Restraining Orders

Clifton Restraining Order Lawyer

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can leave victims confused, hurting and wondering what to do next. If you are a victim of domestic assault, a restraining order (sometimes called a protective order) can help protect you from harm.

Howard J. Pfeffer, Attorney at Law, has more than 45 years of experience protecting victims and their families from domestic violence. Call to get the help you need today.

Restraining Orders and Divorce

In New Jersey, domestic violence is taken very seriously. A judge may issue a temporary restraining order with very little evidence in favor of your and your children's protection. Within 10 days of receiving the restraining order, you can request a hearing to discuss making the order permanent. It is important to have skilled representation at the hearing who can effectively show a real threat or evidence of actual abuse.

Additional protections are offered during the divorce proceeding. Allegations of abuse can heavily influence the outcome of child custody, visitation, and other divorce arrangements in order to provide the greatest protection possible to the victims. If the accused individual has a permanent restraining order against him or her, the court may order ongoing support to the victim or a termination of parental rights.

Restraining Order Defense

Attorney Howard J. Pfeffer is an advocate for victims of domestic violence, but he also understands that in some cases people will use assault as a way to gain an advantage during the divorce proceedings. A false accusation should not be taken lightly, as it could limit or prevent time with your children, as well as affect the rest of your life.

Call to get experienced Passaic County family lawyer Howard J. Pfeffer on your side.