When you have been the victim of domestic violence, you may be concerned about how your spouse or partner will react to your attempt to terminate the relationship. By its nature, this is a very emotional process, so it’s important to protect yourself as you try to get free.
Determine if You Need a Protective Order
If domestic violence has been an issue in your relationship, Edens Law Group can help you get a Final Restraining Order. Even a temporary restraining order can help keep you safe in the short term throughout a legal action by restricting the contact your spouse can have with you.
Ask the Court to Detain the Abuser
You can ask your New Jersey family attorneys to request that the abuser be detained. They won’t be arrested, but the judge or, more likely, a bailiff will keep the individual from leaving until you have departed. This ensures your abuser won’t follow you or try to corner you unexpectedly.
Stay in Contact with Loved Ones
See if a family member or trusted friend can stay with you throughout the duration of the trial. If no one is available to stay with you, at least keep in close contact via telephone. It may help to create a special code for text messages, so your loved ones will know that it is really you that is sending the messages. Otherwise, stick with voice calls and video conferencing.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it’s important to look for a way to alleviate the situation as soon as possible. In addition to helping you obtain a restraining order, the legal professionals at Edens Law Group can help you pursue the legal action that can free you from this situation.