Domestic Violence Attorney in Livingston, NJ

Representing Clients in Cases of Domestic Abuse

The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act was enacted in 1991 to effectuate the Legislature’s intent “to assure the victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from abuse the law can provide”. See N.J.S.A. 2C:25-18.

Under the Act, “victim” is defined as:

  • Any individual 18 years old or older (or an emancipated minor) who has been harmed by domestic violence perpetrated by a spouse, former spouse, or any current or former member of their household.
  • Any individual (regardless of age) who has been subjected to domestic violence by an individual with whom they have a child with or with whom they will have a child with (if one party is pregnant).
  • Any individual who has been subjected to domestic violence by an individual with whom they've been dating.

See N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19(d)

Do you need protection from abuse? Have you been wrongly accused of domestic violence? Our Livingston domestic violence attorneys can help. Contact us at (973) 533-1100 today!

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