In an effort to zealously protect victims of domestic violence, New Jersey law allows judges to enter Final Restraining Orders with no expiration date – meaning they will be in force forever.
In cases where the restrained individual shares children or other ongoing interests with the holder of the order, this can be disastrous.
You’ll never be able to have a normal relationship with your children, because you’ll permanently be under threat of arrest even if you exercise an abundance of caution when it comes to things like picking up and dropping off your children.
The good news is that it is possible to modify Final Restraining Orders in New Jersey.
The court requires that you should “good cause” to do so, and it will take into account the opinion of the victim.
If time has passed and feelings have mellowed, it is possible to change the order, but a strong legal case is still the best way to achieve your aim.
Attorney Matthew Reisig has helped clients in all New Jersey counties deal with the ramifications of domestic violence allegations.
Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.