Addressing Domestic Violence Complaints in Municipal Court and in the Family Court of the Superior Courtby Barbara Ungar, Esq. on 07/12/13
Often, disputes between spouses or family members in the home, result in charges being brought in the municipal court and also in the Superior Court, Family Part. If you have been charged with domestic violence in the municipal court and also if you have been served with a Temporary Restraining Order in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part, it is important that you have an attorney, that is experienced in handling these type of cases, review the events that occurred.
We will often review and evaluate the facts of the case and determine if there is a basis for the victim to prevail in the municipal court. We can also determine based upon the facts of the case, if the victim will be successful in seeking the issuance of a Final Restraining Order in the Superior Court, Family Part. Often, these cases are fact sensitive and witnesses to the events and evidence of emails or texts sent or photographs or videos taken are often important to assist in strengthening your case. Even if your case is dismissed in the municipal court, you still may be facing parallel proceedings in the Family Court. Our office is experienced in dealing with the domestic violence issues and family issues that may be addressed in the municipal court and also in the Family Court.