Domestic Violence

‘Dating’ via Text and the NJ Prevention of Domestic Violence Act Explained

‘Dating’ via Text and the NJ Prevention of Domestic Violence Act Explained

November 10, 2020

A New Jersey court case over the summer has apparently established a type of virtual dating that qualifies as a relationship and broadens the reach of New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA). In a case cited as C.C. v. J.A.H. to protect the alleged victim, the New Jersey...

Who Has Standing To Obtain A Restraining Order Under the New Jersey Domestic Violence Act?

Who Has Standing To Obtain A Restraining Order Under the New Jersey Domestic Violence Act?

February 20, 2019

Cases involving allegations of domestic violence are guided by the law set forth under N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17. This title of the New Jersey Criminal Code is referred to as the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”). This body of law is intended to p