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Domestic Violence: Bad Haircuts and an Unwanted Hug Can Constitute Harassment

Posted in Domestic Violence

This post was written by Melissa M. Ruvolo, a new Family Law associate, in our Roseland office, and soon to be an official contributior to this blog. Our blog frequently features discussions regarding what constitutes domestic violence to warrant the issuance of a Final Restraining Order (FRO). Perhaps the most frequently alleged “predicate act of… Continue Reading

ONE APPROACH TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF A DEFENDANT IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MATTER

Posted in Domestic Violence

Lately, it seems as if everywhere I turn I am representing a party in a domestic violence matter, whether in relation to or separate from an ongoing divorce matter.  With these recent experiences fresh in my mind, I thought I would take the time to blog about the lawyer’s role in representing a defendant in such matters.  While it… Continue Reading

Trial Judge Says You Didn’t Commit Domestic Violence But Get Out – Appellate Division Says Not So Fast

Posted in Domestic Violence

The usual result after a domestic violence trial where the parties had been living together at the time of the entry of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) is that a Final Restraining Order (FRO) will be entered and the defendant kept out of the home, or the TRO will be dismissed and the defendant would be free… Continue Reading

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POST DIVORCE

Posted in Domestic Violence

Previously, I have blogged on the issue of domestic violence and the NJ Prevention Of Domestic Violence Act.  Our courts have carefully scrutinized this Act and its consequences, even determining whether and under what circumstances the issuance of a final restraining order can violate one’s right to due process.  Unfortunately, the issue of domestic violence arises all… Continue Reading

APPELLATE DIVISION PROVIDES PRIMER ON HARASSMENT UNDER THE PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT

Posted in Domestic Violence

The Appellate Division recently presented in an unreported decision an educational primer on the criminal act of “harassment” under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 to -35 (the “Act”), in Curry v. Curry, found here. In ultimately dissolving a Final Restraining Order entered by the trial court, the Appellate Division found that the evidence only… Continue Reading