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National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-SAFE(7233)
24 Hours 7 Days a Week

Ask us for help

If you are a survivor of domestic violence with a case or situation in New Jersey involving domestic violence, child custody and visitation, child support or spousal support, we may be able to help.

Eligibility - To qualify for our services, you must meet our income guidelines, which  are based on the median income in the geographic area we serve.  Generally, your income cannot exceed 65% of the area’s median income for us to help you.  We will determine your eligibility at the time of intake, which is done by phone.

Final Restraining Order Hearings

If you are in need of assistance in obtaining a restraining order, you may call our office during business hours and we will explain what you need to do to obtain our services.  The number is 973 233 0111.  Generally, we will ask you to fax us your court papers and we will schedule an appointment with you for an intake interview by telephone.

The intake will involve a lengthy phone interview with a paralegal.  After the interview, an attorney will review your case to assess how we can best assist you.  Our assistance ranges from phone advice and counsel to representation in court.  Due to our limited resources, we cannot provide legal representation to all who request it.

Other Family Law Matters

If you are in need of assistance that does not involve an immediate restraining order hearing, the number to call is 973 233 0111.

Please know that the number of intakes that we can handle is limited and we may not reach all who call on a particular day.  The initial intake is with a paralegal and is a brief interview in which she ascertains whether your income and matter might qualify you for our services.  If so, an attorney reviews the intake and may ask the paralegal to obtain further information, papers, orders, etc. before the attorney contacts you.  That is done so that the attorney may understand the case and decide whether we may be able to provide assistance, either by giving you advice, assisting you with preparation of legal papers or providing you with legal representation.