Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Women, children and men.
Domestic violence is a form of abusive behavior in a relationship that is used by someone (a partner, or in some cases – both partners) to maintain or gain control or power over another partner, child or other family member.
What is it?
Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, sexual, psychological or economic, and includes behaviors that manipulate, intimidate, humiliate, scare or terrorize, threaten, blame, injure, hurt or wound someone else.
Regardless of your sex, race, age, religion or sexual orientation, domestic violence can affect anyone. Whether you are living with someone, married to them, or just dating, domestic violence can affect you. Domestic violence also refers to children who are abused by their parents or guardians, and elderly people who are abused by their children or carers. If it happens in the home, it is regarded as domestic violence.
Did you know that in the United States, it is believed that a woman is subject to domestic abuse every 15 seconds? Did you also know that around 40 percent of the all victims of severe physical violence are men? Did you also know that it is believed that only 1% of all domestic violence cases are reported to police? With those staggeringly low numbers, it is of vital importance that if you are a victim of domestic violence, you should stand up for your rights, and report it.
If you have been exposed to domestic violence by a spouse, parent, sibling, child, former spouse, or another person lives or lived in your household, then you must act quickly to protect the physical and mental health of yourself and those you love. Contacting the team at The Law Offices of Sangiovanni means you have someone on your side from the start – and we’re there to help you get through this difficult time in your life and we can help in a number of ways.
The effects of DV in the home
If anyone in your family is suffering from any type of domestic violence, it can have very serious long-term effects and the first thing you should do is remove yourself from the situation immediately, then make contact with our team of NJ family law attorneys to swiftly put legal protections in place, and file for a restraining order. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you and your family will be protected.
At The Law Offices of Sangiovanni, our domestic violence experts will assist you in finding legal refuge under The NJ Domestic Violence Act. Without proper legal guidance, abusive parents can gain custody of your children, they can continue to live freely in your home, and continue to harm you and your family. Domestic violence must be stopped fast, and we use the law very aggressively in cases of DV.
Because of the urgency in which you must act against domestic violence abusers, you need legal representation that can handle your type of case with quick resolve. That’s where we come in. Our team of domestic violence experts will inform authorities, file the relevant forms, and help you to remove yourself and your loved ones from the abuser.
What Legal Representation Means for Domestic Violence Victims
The first step after informing the authorities, filing the relevant forms, and removing yourself and your loved ones from the abuser is applying for a restraining order. Restraining orders in New Jersey are orders issued by a judge to protect a victim from the defendant or abuser. Restraining orders are designed to ensure abusers are forbidden from returning to the scene of the Domestic Violence as well as any other determined locations, the abuser is forbidden to make any future acts of Domestic Violence, the abuser is forbidden from possessing weapons or firearms, and the abuser is prohibited from having contact with the victim or the victim’s relatives both directly or indirectly.
In most cases, the judge will grant full possession of their residence to the victim, as well as custody of any involved children. They will also be made to reimburse for medical bills caused by any injuries, as well as pay child support.
In addition to stipulating that any abuse must cease, they may also instruct that the abuser receives treatment for anger, addiction, parenting classes.
To ensure everything works to the full extent of the law, it is important that we help you through the entire process. At The Law Offices of Sangiovanni we have years of experience in dealing with domestic violence law in NJ, and will have answers to all your questions. We will prioritize the need for your safety, and the safety of any children involved, to ensure your life can return to normal as soon as possible.
Violations of restraining orders
If you are concerned that an abuser is breaking the conditions of their restraining order, or the provisions are not being followed, contact us immediately so we can safeguard your wellbeing as a priority. Restraining order violations must be taken seriously, and courts require that you take immediate action, so you are protected. If you require help with legal matters associated with someone violating a restraining order, contact us today. We offer support, advice and representation for you and your loved ones.
Anyone who violates the provisions of a New Jersey restraining order could face harsh consequences including arrest, jail time and being charged. This can lead to serious consequences that will affect your children, your job and your living arrangements. If you require legal counsel for violation of a restraining order contact us to see how we can help.
At The Law Offices of Sangiovanni we have a well-respected team of experts in New Jersey domestic violence law, and we offer advice, support and representation in all types of domestic violence and personal injury claims. Our goal is to ensure your life gets back to normal as soon as possible, to take the stress off your family, and make sure your injury is compensated for so make sure you get in touch with us today.