Category Archives: Domestic Violence

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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Lawrence Law is Proud to Sponsor The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Lawrence Law is proud to be a sponsor of the September Celebration of Champions for the New Jersey Coalition of Sexual Assault. The celebration is taking place on September 19, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m., at The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The event will honor and recognize those who have contributed to…

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A Final Restraining Order Does Not Have to be Forever

  In a recent post, I wrote about the best ways to defend against a Final Restraining Order (FRO). However, unfortunately, it is not always possible to successfully defend against the entry of an FRO.  Therefore, defendants need to know the serious consequences associated with an FRO.  They also need to understand that “final” does…

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Restraining Order Violations are Serious Crimes

  A restraining order is a powerful tool to protect victims of domestic violence.  The purpose of a restraining order is to avoid future communication or contact between two people.  This holds true for as long as the order remains active. A person who makes contact will be held in contempt of the restraining order. …

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