Domestic Violence And Child Neglect Issues Are Serious
Emotions run high when relationships end. Divorces, the end of domestic partnerships or the dissolution of civil unions often include arguments. Disagreements often turn physical. If domestic violence and child neglect issues are an issue in your divorce, our legal team at William J. Rempel, Attorney at Law, can help.
There are few allegations that are worse than charges of domestic violence or neglect of children. Unfortunately, they often become part of divorce proceedings. Sometimes, they prove to be accurate. There are other situations when the charges are false, and they were made just to get even with an ex. In either case, we can work with you.
Call us If you suffered domestic violence or your children were neglected by your former partner. We can also work with you to protect your rights if you were falsely accused.
The Prevention Of Domestic Violence Act
The act was passed in 1991 when New Jersey determined that not enough was being done to support people abused by family members. It protects anyone who is at least 18 (and emancipated minors) who suffered domestic violence. It also protects anyone, regardless of their age, who suffered domestic violence (harassment, assault, terroristic threats, false imprisonment, sexual assault and criminal sexual assault). It includes burglary, criminal trespassing, stalking, lewdness, criminal restraint and homicide.
If a judge determines domestic violence occurred, the defendant could be prevented from:
- Entering the victim’s residence or place of employment
- Any contact with the victim
- Possessing weapons
Domestic Abuse Allegations Carry Severe Penalties
Whether you are accusing someone of domestic violence or child neglect or defending yourself against the allegations, it is important to build your case. A judge might require mandatory counseling, or issue temporary or permanent restraining orders. The restraining orders are intended to protect domestic violence victims. Victims are also frequently awarded possession of the home and temporary custody of children. The restraining orders do not expire, and they will be enforced in every state.
A lawyer can ensure your rights are enforced.
Our Extensive Resources Will Be Used To Build Your Case
We understand that allegations of domestic abuse and child neglect can be overwhelming. We can help build your case if suffered domestic violence or if you are facing these charges in Forked River or throughout southern New Jersey. Email William J. Rempel, Attorney at Law, or call 609-402-9478 for a consultation.