Category Archives: Domestic Violence

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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Domestic Violence – Defending Final Restraining Orders

  Domestic violence is a pervasive problem throughout the United States. The State of New Jersey is no exception to this ongoing dilemma. Accordingly, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“the Act”) has been enacted and is intended to act as a shield for domestic violence victims. Unfortunately, there are times where matrimonial litigants instead…

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