Judge Determined She Needed a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) to Protect Her from Future Harm Due to The Parties Prior Domestic Violence History

C.M.C. v. M.J.C. Docket No. A-0070-21 Decided October 26, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Family Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey decided defendant’s appeal of a final restraining order (“FRO”) entered against him and in favor of the plaintiff, his daughter, based on the predicate act of simple…

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To Convert a Temporary Restraining Order into a Final Restraining Order, One Must Prove a Predicate Act of Domestic Violence

A.L. v. M.C.L. Docket No. A-1733-20 Decided March 7, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Family Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent unpublished decision, the Appellate Division of New Jersey upheld the imposition of a Final Restraining Order (FRO) against defendant for an alleged assault during the break down of a marriage. In A.L., the parties were…

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Dismissal Of an Indictment Reversed Even Though the Defendant Had Been Deported

State v. C.A.T-P Appellate Docket No.: A-1543-20 Decided August 30, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reversed a dismissal of an indictment even though the defendant had been deported and the witness to alleged domestic violence no longer wished to…

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Case Brief: M.C.S. v. J.C.K., 2021 WL 2010654

Unpublished Opinion; Shall not constitute precedent or be binding upon any court Submitted by New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Parties:               Plaintiff: M.C.S. Defendant: J.C.K. Proc. Hist.:         Trial Court granted plaintiff’s request for a FRO under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, based on the predicate acts of harassment, and simply assault by physical menace. …

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Case Brief: L.D. v. M.J.M., 2021 WL 2012249

Unpublished Opinion; Shall not constitute precedent or be binding upon any court Submitted by New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. Parties: Plaintiff: L.D. Defendant: M.J.M. Proc. Hist.:         Trial Court denied plaintiff’s request for a final restraining order and vacated temporary restraining order against defendant.  Plaintiff argues on appeal that (1) trial judge erred in failing…

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