Chester Domestic Violence Lawyers
Proven Legal Representation in New Jersey Domestic Violence Cases
Domestic violence affects people from all walks of life. You may find yourself the victim of domestic violence or the defendant in a domestic violence matter and not know what to do. In these situations, you can rely on the experience and commitment of Edens Law Group. We have been representing men and women in domestic violence cases in the local courts for decades. Our firm is dedicated to fighting vigorously to protect your rights no matter how difficult the situation may seem.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological harm intended to intimidate or influence a domestic partner.
A domestic partner can be:
- A spouse
- An ex-spouse
- Someone you have a child with or are expecting to have a child with
- Someone you live with or have lived with in the past
- Someone you are dating or have dated
Domestic violence consists of actual or threatened harm and is covered by the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) which was established in the state in 1991.
Under the PDVA, 14 different crimes are prohibited as domestic violence offenses, some of which include:
- Sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- Criminal mischief
- Criminal trespass
- Criminal restraint
What to Do in a Domestic Violence Case
If you are the victim of domestic violence, you can seek a restraining order to protect yourself and your loved ones. You may also file a civil lawsuit seeking damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to the abuse. Finally, you can seek to have the abuser’s custody and visitation rights modified by the court.
If you have been accused of domestic violence or feel someone has unfairly requested a restraining order against you, we urge you to seek legal representation to protect your rights and interests.
Call Edens Law Group
Domestic violence is a complicated area of the law with serious ramifications for everyone involved. If you are facing any type of domestic violence situation, we are here to help and urge you to reach out to us for experienced and dedicated support.
Call (908) 259-6565 now.