October Is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During Domestic Violence Month events will be held to raise awareness of domestic violence and its impact on individuals, families and communities. Throughout the month people are encouraged to wear the purple ribbon. Purple symbolizes survivors who were hurt by physical and emotional abuse but still go on to thrive and live a life free.. Read More

Knowledge is Power – Your Finances, Your Future

FACT: It is impossible for an attorney to correctly advise a client as to alimony and child support without knowing both of the parties’ income. FACT: It is impossible for an attorney to correctly advise a client as to who is going to get what assets without knowing what assets there are. FACT: It is.. Read More

A Resource for Victims of Domestic Violence

Do you feel unsafe in your own home and do not know where to turn? JBWS legal advocates are available to support people in need of legal protection from domestic violence.  Our legal advocates are available to meet with clients at the Superior Courthouse in Morristown or at the Morris Family Justice Center (MFJC) in.. Read More

How to Stay Safe During a Domestic Violence Case

When you have been the victim of domestic violence, you may be concerned about how your spouse or partner will react to your attempt to terminate the relationship. By its nature, this is a very emotional process, so it’s important to protect yourself as you try to get free. Determine if You Need a Protective.. Read More

The Necessity of Restraining Orders

Has your spouse or significant other been violent with you or your children? If your answer is yes, you need to contract an attorney or legal services immediately to apply for a Restraining Order. Restraining Orders restrict a person from contacting or coming within a certain distance of another person for a specific amount of.. Read More

Domestic Violence and Divorce

Divorce is never an easy thing to go through, but it is made worse when you have to worry about domestic violence. If your spouse tends to get violent with you or you are afraid that he or she will become violent now that you are seeking a divorce, you are probably wondering how you.. Read More

What To Do If You Are A Victim Of Domestic Violence

If you are in fear for your safety, you should immediately call 911 for police to come to your home or you should go to the nearest police station and explain your situation to the police. Police are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. The police will assist you and.. Read More

Spouses Can Sue the Other Spouse for Emotional Distress

On May 3, 2010 the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court in the case of Segal v. Lynch, indicated that there was no legal impediment in permitting one spouse to sue the other spouse for emotional distress. The Court made it clear that the underlying conduct must be consistent with the definition of.. Read More

Restraining Orders

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) can be obtained through the Court. A victim of domestic violence can obtain a TRO by going to the courthouse during the Court’s daytime hours and appearing before a judge. Another way to obtain a TRO is through the police. If police are contacted regarding a domestic violence matter, the.. Read More