Bergen County Restraining Order Defense Lawyers
Hackensack Restraining Order Dismissed by Judge
Do you want to file a restraining order in Bergen County? Has you been served with a temporary restraining order (TRO) and you need to appear in court in Hackensack? The Tormey Law Firm can help. Here is a real restraining order case we successfully handled for a client with a domestic violence matter in Bergen County.
Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client at a Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearing in the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack, New Jersey. Our client was a girl in her early twenties who was dating a young man who’s parents did not approve of the relationship. She was often over his house and his father would continually throw her out of the house because he did not approve of their dating. Then, the father filed a restraining order against her to try and keep her out of the house for good.
Once a temporary restraining order (TRO) is filed, the final hearing is usually scheduled within ten days once the defendant is served with the restraining order. A defendant can represent themselves or hire an attorney to represent them at the final hearing. It is always important to have an attorney represent you in these trials because lawyers know the proofs required and the rules of evidence when dealing with the Judge. In addition, these restraining orders in NJ are permanent and never expire so it is crucial that a TRO gets dismissed and a FRO is not issued against you.
Unfortunately for the father, he did not have standing under the Domestic Violence Act to file a restraining order against his son’s girlfriend because they were not related, they never dated, and they never lived together. Although his attorney tried to argue that her staying over their house a few times constituted living together, the Judge did not agree and dismissed the restraining order based on a lack of standing for the plaintiff. This was a very satisfying result for our client and the law firm.
Served with Temporary Restraining Order in Bergen County? We Can Help
To speak with one of our aggressive restraining order defense attorneys about your case, contact our Hackensack offices anytime at (201)-330-4979. Consultations are always provided free of charge.