Identifying and Addressing Domestic Violence
Few families want to acknowledge the problems that occur behind closed doors. But domestic violence is a serious problem. In our divorce and family law practice, domestic violence is quite common, and we understand that it should be dealt with promptly. At Cavalli & McCann, LLC, we represent women and men in domestic violence cases. Based in Glen Rock and serving clients throughout Bergen County and northern New Jersey, we prosecute and defend restraining orders, as well as counsel clients in regard to identifying, addressing and stopping domestic violence.
From filing temporary restraining orders to amendments, our lawyers have experience handling every aspect of domestic violence cases. We work closely with our clients at all phases, from investigation and evidence gathering to trial. These cases fall under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, a piece of legislation which we both understand and have experience with.
In New Jersey, there are 14 basic misdemeanor crimes, that when committed by certain individuals, constitute domestic violence. Whether abuse occurs in a dating, marriage, or other types of family relationship, we can help. We represent clients instituting and defending all domestic violence actions, which commonly include:
- Terroristic threats
These crimes usually give rise to obtaining or defending restraining orders. We know anger leads to violence, and in some cases, the police are called unnecessarily. However, there are other situations where abuse continues far longer than it ever should before steps are taken to stop it.