Thursday, July 20, 2017
As a dedicated New Jersey Divorce Attorney, I am often asked by clients about domestic violence. The first thing I say to people going through domestic violence is “I’m sorry that you’re dealing with this. It’s horrible.” It seems like in the last ten years there has been more emotional abuse then physical. It’s worse to a certain degree because the judge can’t see the markings and you have to prove it.
Some people or spouses have grown to be rotten over the length of the marriage. The one thing that I say to people right away is, “You’ve got to protect yourself, and you cannot be shy to call the police immediately. Do not call your lawyer.” I can’t tell you how many times people call me in the middle of a screaming battle.
If I have to call the police, I’ll do that for them if this situation arises. First and most important thing is your safety. Then you have to go and make application for a temporary restraining order, and there are certain restrictions on your ability to go do that.
Are you or a loved one experiencing domestic violence? Contact our experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney for guidance.
This educational blog was brought to you by Christopher Leon Garibian, an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney.