Ocean County NJ Attorney
The Law Office of Jef Henninger, Esq.
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Office Locations * By Appointment Only

855-953-3529 24 Hours


Toms River*
230 Main Street
2nd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08753


Tinton Falls
788 Shrewsbury Ave.
Suite 2209
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724


4400 Route 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ 07728

Ocean County Restraining Order Issues

Restraining order hearings can be a very complex legal issue due to it being a summary proceeding. What this means is that, unlike other court cases, there is no discovery which leads to no prep time. You end up just showing up for trial at the first restraining order hearing without any idea of what the other side will say or do. This leaves you vulnerable and unprepared on the best way to be able to defend yourself. In addition, restraining order law is also complex and its not a simple issue of whether or not domestic violence has occurred. With all of this in mind, it is a worthwhile investment to retain a highly skilled restraining order attorney to be able to help defend your case. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our team of tough, smart Toms River attorneys are well-versed and experienced in restraining order laws and know how to protect you.

Tenacious Lawyers Fighting for FRO Appeals in Toms River

A final restraining order, also known as a FRO, is considered a more long-lasting restraining order. In the state of New Jersey, FRO's do not expire, rendering them almost permanent. What may have started off as a small case that the person may have felt that felt they could handle themselves without the need of an attorney or went with a sub-par lawyer, now has become a huge problem. However, one can file for an appeal of a final restraining order, as long as it is filed within 45 days. Our law firm handles restraining order appeals and can help you fight to get the order lifted. Do not hesitate to contact us to go over your appeal.

Vacating or Dismissing Restraining Orders in New Jersey

When it becomes too late to file an appeal and you still have a restraining order against you, that does not mean you have no other options left. Your best option may be to file a motion to vacate or dismiss the restraining order with the help of a highly skilled Toms River attorney. Even though there is no exact time restriction on when you should try to file a motion to dismiss, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., usually recommend to our clients to wait at least one year. However, not all restraining order cases are the same. This is why it is important to speak with an attorney about vacating or dismissing a restraining order. Call our law firm today to discuss your specific case and evaluate your legal options.

How To Handle Restraining Order Violations

If you are dealing with a violation of a restraining order, you could be facing a criminal "contempt of court" charge. These kind of criminal charges are treated very seriously and could possibly lead to prison time. With all of this at risk, it is important to speak with a lawyer who has a track record of successfully defending clients against a wide variety of contempt charges. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our professional Ocean County lawyers have an extensive track record in contempt charges, and have helped many clients handle their restraining order violations. Our team of attorneys work hard to get this mark off of your record so that you can get on with your life. Call us today with our 24/7 hotline to begin work on your case right away.

Call us anytime 855-953-3529.

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Legal Services For All of Ocean County New Jersey

The Law Offices of Jef Henninger represents clients throughout Ocean County, New Jersey including: Barnegat, Bay Head, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Berkeley Township, Brick, Jackson Township, Forked River, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Manchester, Manahawkin, Ocean Gate, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, South Toms River, Toms River, Tuckerton, by appointment only.


We also serve: Bergen / Hudson / Middlesex / Morris / Passaic / Somerset