Happy family

Find a legal form in minutes

Browse US Legal Forms’ largest database of 85k state and industry-specific legal forms.

New Jersey Protective Orders

Code Section
2C: 25-17, et seq., 2c:29-9

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, employment; regarding minors: visitation, support, custody, counseling: prohibit from possession of a firearm; reimburse petitioner’s related expenses


Penalty for a Violation of Order
Contempt: crime in 4th degree. If 2nd or subsequent domestic violation contempt offense: jail minimum 30 days

Who May Apply for Order
Any person claiming to be a victim of domestic violence

Fees Waived

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to appropriate chiefs of police, members of state police, and other law enforcement agencies

Civil Liability
Yes, contempt of court

Inside New Jersey Protective Orders