Domestic Violence

Your safety is a non-negotiable right, one which Breitowich Law is here to protect.

According to the New Jersey State Police, domestic violence is defined as “a pattern of physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse, which includes, but is not limited to, threats, intimidation, isolation, and/or financial control.” 

In New Jersey, victims of domestic violence may seek help through the courts. Those who have been subjected to circumstances that have left them feeling unsafe may be able to take steps to keep the abuser away by filing a restraining order. A judge may grant a restraining order if the victim provides proof that he or she has been subjected to one of the 19 crimes set forth in the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (N.J.S.A 2C:33 et al.) and is in need of the protections of that order. Among these crimes are harassment, assault, stalking, and cyber-harassment.

In addition to pursuing legal help, victims of domestic violence can also utilize the following resources:

  • LSNJ-LAWSM, Legal Services of New Jersey’s statewide, toll-free legal hotline, at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529). The Hotline offers legal representation and advice to victims who cannot otherwise afford an attorney.
  • 24-Hour Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)
  • Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities (Ocean County, NJ): 1-800-246-8910
  • 180 Turning Lives Around (Monmouth County, NJ) 24 Hr. Hotline: 1-888-843-9262

Yes. Domestic Violence is a serious issue which can affect victims of all genders, races, ages, and ethnicities. 

Domestic Violence & Sylvia

At Breitowich Law, we stand by the strongly rooted belief that your safety and well-being is not a privilege but rather a non-negotiable right. We are here to protect that right. Let us help and guide you through this difficult set of circumstances with the care, compassion, and degree of dedication you deserve.