Category Archives: Domestic Violence

How Domestic Violence Affects Your Custody Case

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Custody Roughly 20 people every minute suffer domestic abuse at the hands of their partner. When there are children in the picture, it could impact custody and parenting time. Here is how a court will treat allegations or a conviction of domestic violence when making decisions that will…

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Domestic Violence Victims Can Get Help During COVID-19

New Jersey Resources for Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19 On March 13, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. By August 5, New Jersey had more than 189,000 cases and nearly 16,000 deaths. Domestic violence victims may face difficulty accessing both social and health services, so here are some available resources in addition…

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Jeralyn Lawrence to Discuss Domestic Violence at WPCNJ Annual Meeting

Jeralyn Lawrence will discuss domestic violence, the cycle of abuse and resources available to victims especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion immediately follows the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey Annual Meeting on May 12, 2020. Lawrence will be joined by Pamela Yuen, Government Relations Manager of YWCA USA on this virtual presentation….

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What is Financial Abuse?

I was recently quoted in a story I’m married to a control freak who is not sharing our stimulus payment. What can I do? Basically, the focus of the article is how to handle a situation when one spouse refuses to share coronavirus stimulus money with the other. While the situation is unique to the…

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Domestic Violence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Domestic violence is pervasive and a cycle of violence that will repeat over and over. The COVID-19 pandemic cannot break the cycle of domestic violence. There are many reports and articles of increased instances of domestic violence since the implementation of stay-at-home orders with victims at home with their abusers. However, there are resources that…

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Rita Aquilio Attends Training for Economic Mediation for Matters Involving Domestic Violence FROs

Rita Aquilio, a divorce lawyer with Lawrence Law, attended a 2-day training session on Economic Mediation for matters involving Domestic Violence Final Restraining Orders. This program, sponsored by NJICLE, was held on January 7 and 8 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Before 2015, Court Rules and the Domestic Violence…

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