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

Q: I have endured extensive DV from my husband. I don't know what I'm entitled to under the DV laws.

There have been multiple incidents of physical, emotional, & financial abuse over the past few years. My divorce lawyer is already filing a Tevis claim. Unfortunately, husband has a knack for making the police believe it was my fault. I've been arrested 3 times and spent 2 days, 18 hours in jail.

Is there anything else I can do under the DV laws?

In the past, my soon-to-be ex-husband has dropped all legal issues against me (a previous TRO, and 2 previous simple assault charges.) The assault charges were expunged. I assume a judge wouldn't think him so concerned with his safety by his actions and the fact that we lived with each other after and during these issues? Could a judge think he was merely being malicious?

I'm considering filing further charges for incidents where I was not found at fault. I've been told the statute of limitations is a year.

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Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Since you are represented by counsel, you need to direct all your questions to your attorney. It is not appropriate for any of us to answer when you are represented by counsel. Good luck.

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