Protecting Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

If you have been physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend it's important to take legal action to protect yourself and your children. At the law office of Hartstein & Hartstein, our lawyers work closely with victims of domestic violence and spousal abuse. We take action immediately in obtaining a restraining order while providing clients with information regarding counseling and support services. In order to provide more time for our client to make arrangements for the safety of themselves and their children, we inform police when an abusive spouse or boyfriend is on parole. This ensures an abuser isn't released on his own recognizance and put back out on the street the next day.

There are legal options available to you-you don't have to remain silent anymore. For a free, confidential free phone consultation, contact the law office of Hartstein & Hartstein today.

Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse

Domestic violence doesn't necessarily begin or end with a physical assault. Actions that constitute domestic violence or harassment include the following:

  • Pushing
  • Punching
  • Kidnapping
  • Kicking / slapping
  • Terroristic threats
  • Vandalism of your property
  • Threatening phone messages
  • Theft of property from your home
  • Threatening or harassing letters and emails
  • Being locked in a room or held against your will
  • Stalking in public, at your workplace, or around your home

Violations of Restraining Orders

Violations of restraining orders are usually referred to Family Court. However, when a violation is accompanied by a physical assault, the matter is referred to the Criminal Court division. Since those accused of domestic violence and violations of restraining orders are likely to claim they were only defending themselves or were invited into the home by the victim, it's important to document your injuries and what happened.

Take photos of your injuries, keep information related to your trip to the emergency room, and don't erase or delete angry phone messages or emails from your spouse or boyfriend. And remember, by the terms of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, you are entitled to call the police as many times as necessary if you are in danger of attack from the person you have a restraining order against.

Taking the First Step: Contact Hartstein & Hartstein Today

We can help you fight abuse and domestic violence. Contact the law office of Hartstein & Hartstein today. Our lawyers have the resources and legal experience needed to help you take control again.

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Located in Englewood, New Jersey the law office of Hartstein & Hartstein represent clients throughout northern New Jersey and New York, including Englewood Cliffs, Upper Saddle River, Passaic, Teaneck, Alpine, Wayne, Fort Lee, Westwood, Cresskill, Closter, Bergenfield, Waldwick, Demarest, Wyckoff, Tenafly, Ridgewood and all of Bergen County.