North Bergen, NJ asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey

Q: How and when do i get notified of defendant getting served FRO?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Jessica Natasha Mazur
Jessica Natasha Mazur
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Red Bank, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Thank you for your question. The restraining order process is difficult and can vary depending on who is in charge of serving the defendant. Without more details, I'll have to keep my response general in nature. Also, you should not give many details about such a sensitive topic on this public forum, so please reach out to schedule a consultation if you want more information.

The defendant might be served by the local police in his/her town or the county sheriff. My experience has been that most of the time, the victim must contact the local police to be advised whether or not the defendant was served. In some circumstances, like where the victim is known by the police due to multiple reports of domestic violence, the police might reach out to the victim to notify them out of courtesy.

I hope this was helpful and wish you the best.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.