Monmouth County Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic violence comes in many forms such as verbal, emotional and physical abuse, harassment, stalking and terroristic threats. If you are the victim of domestic violence, it is important that you seek legal representation to prevent future domestic violence. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is equally important to contact an experienced domestic violence lawyer in order to protect your reputation and rights. Domestic violence is very serious and should not be taken lightly. If you are a victim of domestic violence, or have been falsely accused of an act of domestic violence, you must act quickly.

It is important to understand the specific nature of a domestic violence situation so that a victim or the accused can act quickly and appropriately.

  • Assault – when an individual intentionally tries to cause physical harm to another person, either with a deadly weapon or with their own bodily force.
  • Harassment/Verbal Abuse – This type of behavior can include continuous offensive or insulting remarks, name-calling, the threat of violence, intentionally causing serious alarm, or inappropriately touching a victim.
  • Mental or Emotional Abuse – This type of abuse happens when the abuser actively isolates the victim by controlling access to friends and family, finances, and outside activities, as well as limiting food, shelter and basic necessities.
  • Sexual Abuse – Any person who forces sexual acts against another person’s will is guilty of sexual abuse. This type of abuse can occur between married couples, as well as adults, children and couples who are dating.
  • Terrorist Threats – If a person intends to intentionally terrorize his or her victim by threatening physical violence or death in an attempt to cause extreme fear, this is considered a terrorist threat.

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 was created in response to the overwhelming number of domestic violence complaints that were reported in New Jersey. The Act not only protects victims of domestic violence, but also trains and protects law enforcement officials who respond to potentially violent, or emotionally charged domestic violence situations.

Defending Those Who are Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

Not all individuals who are accused of domestic violence are actually guilty. When a person in falsely accused of domestic violence, the consequences can be devastating to their family, their career and their finances. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is in your best interest to contact a Monmouth County domestic violence lawyer at your earliest convenience.

Monmouth County Domestic Violence Lawyers at Fox & Melofchik Represent Clients Involved in Domestic Violence Disputes

Fox & Melofchik has over 80 years of combined experience. We understand that some situations are challenging and respond promptly to our clients’ immediate needs. We are sensitive to the needs of both the domestic violence victim and those who are accused of domestic violence acts. Whether we represent the victims or the person defending the accusation, Monmouth County domestic violence lawyers at Fox & Melofchik will work diligently to represent you throughout the entire process.

Our law offices are conveniently located in Ocean Township, New Jersey allowing us to serve clients in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, and Ocean County, as well as the towns of Colts Neck, Marlboro, Rumson, Little Silver, Monmouth Beach, Manalapan, Deal, Holmdel, Spring Lake, and Ocean Grove. Call our offices at (732) 493-9400 to set up a free consultation or contact us online.

 

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