Know the Laws: New Jersey
Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.
Information about restraining orders and moving with a restraining order.
Information about custody in New Jersey.
Information about emergency custody and what to do if you think your abuser could take your children.
General information about divorce with links to New Jersey-specific information.
Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in New Jersey and victim assistance programs.
A victim of domestic violence can terminate his/her tenancy before the lease is up.
If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, then it may be illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun.
You may have a right to sue your abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.
Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.
Under federal law, which applies to all states, an abuser may lose his right to have a gun.
Information about military protection orders and confidentiality on military bases.
Information about tribal laws related to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
A get is a divorce under Jewish law.