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Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Final Restraining Orders (FRO) Are Not Easy to Change

By Citizen Soldier Law |

In the case, G.M. v. C.V., a New Jersey Superior Court from the Appellate Division denied a defendant’s request to vacate a FRO under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 2C:25–17 to –35.   The female Defendant’s motion to dissolve the FRO was denied because it did not include a transcript of… Read More »

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Couples With a Final Restraining Order Will Soon be Able to Mediate Across the State

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Recently, the New Jersey Judiciary issued a directive implementing an economic mediation program for those litigants who have a restraining order. The mediation would take place at the courthouse with litigants remaining in separate rooms throughout the mediation.  The mediator, specially trained, would shuttle back and forth between the two rooms to try and… Read More »

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What Happens to Your Weapons when a FRO is Entered?

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For law enforcement, the issuance of a Final Restraining Order (FRO) can be a life changing event. Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19), the purchase, ownership, possession or control of a firearm is prohibited by persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses.  Basically, if an FRO is entered against… Read More »

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