Top Strategies for Defending Against Restraining Orders in New Jersey

In New Jersey, if someone has received a TRO against you for domestic abuse, you won’t have much time to prepare for the FRO hearing when you have the chance to defend yourself in court.

Obtaining enforcement of a temporary restraining order requires a hearing within 10 days of the initial order’s issuance. This might be granted if you and the plaintiff need more time to hire lawyers and prepare for trial.

Hire a qualified lawyer from Lento Law Firm to help you defend against restraining orders.

Here are some top strategies:

More About the Claims

To successfully fight a restraining order, you must first be aware of the claims against you. The petitioner’s complaint should be reviewed, and any proof that disproves their assertions should be gathered. Evidence of the petitioner’s dishonesty or exaggeration might come in the form of electronic correspondence (emails, texts, etc.).

Acquire Proof

You should look into the petitioner’s claims, but you should also gather evidence in your favor to present before the hearing. Include whatever evidence you have at your disposal, such as the names and contact information of people who may testify to your innocence or phone records that demonstrate you did not communicate with the petitioner.

A Rebuttal to the Objections

The complaint that prompted the issuance of a restraining order can be challenged in court after you’ve been served with it. Having a skilled lawyer on your side who can advise you while you formulate a response and argue on your behalf is crucial. Certain things may be allowed but others may not, depending on the restraining order. You should consult your lawyer to determine what you are allowed to do.

Arrange a Compromise

It is feasible to settle with the petitioner and avoid a court hearing in some instances. This may entail making amends to the petitioner in exchange for the restraining order being lifted, such as agreeing to a period of no contact with the petitioner.

Appeal the Injunction Against Contact.

The restraining order may be challenged in court if you and the other party cannot reach an agreement. As part of your defense, you may want to dispute the petitioner’s allegations and explain why a restraining order isn’t appropriate here. Another option is to question the necessity or appropriateness of a restraining order.


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