Superior Court To Present Domestic Violence Program

EDISON — As a part of its community outreach initiative, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage will hold a domestic violence law program on Wednesday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the north branch of the Edison Public Library at 777 Grove Avenue.

The program is co-hosted by the Middlesex Vicinage Superior Court, Manavi, Middlesex County Bar Association and Women Aware.

The panel will give a comprehensive overview of the domestic violence process with the courts, from filing a temporary restraining order through appearing in court for a final restraining order.

The basic issues covered will be:

  • What is a restraining order?
  • Where can a domestic violence complaint be filed?
  • What happens when the complaint is filed at the Family Division?
  • What services are available in the courthouse?
  • What happens at the final hearing?
  • How long does a restraining order last?
  • What happens if the defendant/complainant fails to appear in court?
  • What happens if the defendant violates the restraining order?
  • How can a person modify a restraining order?
  • How can a person appeal a temporary restraining order?
  • What happens if the victim wants to dismiss the restraining order?
  • What if the victim and batterer need legal advice?
  • What if the victim needs shelter or other assistance?
  • Where can batterers go for help?

As this is an informational workshop only, no personal cases can be discussed or resolved.

The workshop is free and is open to all Middlesex County residents. Participants should call Luis M. Hernandez at 1-732-519-3344 to reserve a seat, as space is limited.

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