Property Destruction and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Posted in: Family Law

Property Destruction and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

May 28, 2019

Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA), 18 different actions are listed as being considered acts of domestic violence. Surprisingly, the destruction of property is included in that list. This means that the destruction of property, be it individually owned property or jointly owned property, can result in a domestic violence restraining order. However, in order for such actions to be considered domestic violence, and warrant a restraining order, they need to be perpetrated by a person with […]

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