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Protection From Abuse Orders - t’s possible that protection from abuse orders may be used to gain advantage prior to filing for divorce. A Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) is an ex parte remedy at first. The requirements are to have been in a romantic relationship with someone whether married or not...
Child Abuse and Divorce - Unfortunately for far too many people engaged in divorce, false allegations of incest are made so that one side can get a leg up in a custody battle. Making one of the worst allegations any person could make against another and knowing it is false...
Learn the Basics About Orders of Protection - An order of protection is meant to protect you from someone who is harassing, abusing, or even simply threatening you. It can be used against a loved one who lives with you, or someone you do not even know...
Family Anti-Terrorism - A New Weapon in the Domestic Violence Law - I recall a quote that the true measure of a society can be judged by the laws it enacts to protect its weak. This country can take pride that it can now be judged in a more favorable light as the Department of Justice has recently created within itself a Violence Against Women Office...
Domestic Violence and Child Custody - Becoming a witness of domestic violence and growing up in a volatile and disturbing family environment can have a dreadful impact on the psychological development of a child. Hence, the issue of child custody in situations that involve domestic violence is one of great important...
Dissolving a Domestic Violence Restraining Order - The victim has a right under the Domestic Violence Act to either dissolve or modify a final restraining order. The victim must go to the Family Intake to be screened to see if the change if voluntary, without coercion and duress, and be counseled concerning their rights and the ramifications of the dismissal...
Violating a Restraining Order - In many cases, a restraining order simply is written in an unfeasible manner. In most instances, divorced couples still have to raise their children together even when a restraining order bars them from having any contact with each other...
Suicide and Domestic Violence - Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death in the United States and the third leading cause of death for the young. Homicide is not far behind. On average, one person every eighteen minutes kills himself or herself...
About Restraining Orders - A Restraining Order or Injunction is a court order that attempts to prohibit something from happening that may cause future harm. In a divorce case, you may need your spouse to be restrained from coming within a certain distance...
Rx for the Violent Ex - Staying Safe Strategies - One third of victimizations against women are committed by an acquaintance. Approximately 28% are intimates, 31% are strangers, and approximately 5% are strangers - and almost six times as many did not report the assault, according to recent statistics by the US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics...
Politics of Domestic Violence - On October 30, 2002, at the Supreme Court, Nassau County, there was a presentation about Domestic Violence, which featured Chief Justice Judith Kaye as keynote speaker. During opening remarks, the head of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence asked the question: "Why do men batter." She then answered her own question: "Because they can...
Domestic Abuse - Domestic Abuse is a serious issue. Under Minnesota Statutes, domestic abuse is an offense that is carried out by an adult who is now or used to be married to the victim, who is a parent to the victim, who is unmarried to, but who lives or used to live with the victim, or who is parent to a minor or an unborn child...
Harassment and Domestic Abuse - Over the past few years, the characteristic ease of obtaining Harassment Restraining Orders and Domestic Abuse Orders for Protection has become common knowledge. By law, the courts are required to provide assistance to persons seeking Harassment Restraining Orders and Orders for Protection...
Domestic Violence FAQs - What should I do if my spouse is violent? Call the police, if necessary, and when you are safe, contact the domestic violence relief agency in your county. They will give you advice and, if necessary, direct you to a safe shelter...
Family Anti-Terrorism- A New Weapon in the Domestic Violence Law - I recall a quote that the true measure of a society can be judged by the laws it enacts to protect its weak. This country can take pride that it can now be judged in a more favorable light as the Department of Justice has recently created within itself a Violence Against Women Office...
Domestic Violence Requires Purpose & Intent - Domestic violence means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts inflicted upon a person protected under this act by an adult or an emancipated minor: Each of the following underlying criminal acts require one form or another of purpose or intent:...
Statutory Defenses for Domestic Violence - The General Principles of Liability available to defendants in the Code of Criminal Justice N.J.S.A. 2C:2-1 et seq. apply to the defense of domestic violence actions. It is the Plaintiff who must establish by a preponderance of the evidence that each and every element of the Domestic Violence Complaint and underlying reference to the enumerated criminal statutes are met...
Significant Domestic Violence Cases - PERANIO v. PERANIO, 280 N.J. Super 47 (App. Div. 1995), decided March 7, 1995. Mr. Peranio stated to his wife "I'll bury you" and was found by a trial court to have committed domestic violence by harassing his wife. The Appellate Division found that, as a matter of law, the defendant did not violate the domestic violence act under those circumstances. The Appellate Division reviewed the legislative history of the prevention of Domestic Violence Act and held that:...


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The Domestic Violence Sourcebook provides information on welfare reform and its impact on victims of domestic violence; information on how corporate America and other agencies are helping; additional safety tips; and updated resource and internet lists.

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