Domestic Violence Lawyers in Morris County NJ
“Here, our client hired us to file a motion to remove an old restraining order which was issued against him in Morris County Court fourteen (14) years ago. We did just that.”
Do you have an old restraining order in Morris County you want to remove? We can help with that. In order to do so, you have to file a motion in the Superior Court where the final restraining order was granted. Here is an example of a 14 year old permanent restraining order we had removed for one of our clients in Morris County NJ.
Our lawyers recently represented a client who wanted to remove a final restraining order (FRO) that was granted against him 14 years ago in the Morris County Superior Court located in Morristown, New Jersey. The restraining order was granted originally based on harassment and arguments between the parties during their divorce. The plaintiff and defendant were married for 12 years and had an 8 year old son at the time.
Now, 14 years later, there was no longer a need for the restraining order as both parties moved on with their lives, there had never been any violations during the 14 year period, and the plaintiff no longer needed the protection from the court. However, the plaintiff did not agree and objected to the restraining order being lifted. The Judge held a hearing in court to determine whether or not our motion to vacate and remove the final restraining order should be granted. It is our burden to show that there has been a significant change in circumstances such that the final restraining order is no longer necessary. In this case, we were able to do that and the Judge agreed that the restraining order should be removed. The final restraining order was vacated and dismissed.
How do I get rid of an old restraining order in Morris County? Contact Travis Tormey today for help
This was a very satisfying result for our client and the law firm. If you or a loved one needs assistance removing an old restraining order in New Jersey, contact our offices for immediate assistance 908-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.