New Jersey has one of the strongest domestic violence statutes in the United States. It gives individuals the right to seek a Restraining Order if they need protection from a former spouse, a family member or person with whom they have resided or have a child with, based upon the commission of any of 18 enumerated violations of the relevant New Jersey criminal. Being the victim of an act of domestic violence can be harrowing. Being the target of false allegations of domestic violence can be equally frightening. Restraining Order trials move very quickly, and the parties are often in turmoil. You need to speak to an attorney with extensive experience in trying domestic violence matters, who can help you understand your rights and present your case to the court.