Impact of Restraining Orders
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While divorce is often challenging enough on its own, outside factors can make it increasingly more difficult. Domestic violence, even if it stems from false accusations, can provoke the need for a restraining order. Restraining orders are serious and may impact your relationship with your children, your job, and even your freedom.
At The Law Office of Darren C. O'Toole, LLC, we are passionate about family law and have been serving Monmouth and Ocean County for over 20 years. We can assess the circumstances surrounding your restraining order and create a long-term solution. With our Monmouth County divorce attorney on your side, you never have to sacrifice on quality legal counsel.
How Will a Restraining Order Affect Me?
The state of New Jersey authorizes both temporary and final restraining orders. Temporary orders are issued immediately and can be approved without the guilty party present. Final orders are issued after both parties give their own testimony and can last forever, or as long as the court deems necessary.
Regardless of the restraining order issued, the parties can no longer live together and it often has a serious impact on child custody agreements by the court.
Consequences of a restraining order can include:
- Prohibited from communicating with the other spouse
- Supervised visitation times with the children
- Paying the victim compensation for suffering due to domestic violence
- Giving exclusive possession of the residence to the victim
- Requiring the aggressor to pay child support
- Mandatory counseling sessions
Final restraining orders can also cause the defendant to lose firearm privileges and be listed in a domestic violence category. Because such an order is so serious, violating the terms and conditions can incur harsh penalties.
We know how disheartening it can be to be charged with a protective order. Our team will do whatever we can to obtain a positive outcome for your case and keep you updated every step of the way. Whatever you're facing, we are here for you.
Contact a Monmouth County divorce attorney today & discuss your case during a free consultation!