A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.
Please see below for state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This information is written in a Q & A format and is meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information. You can also reach us at our Email Hotline if you have more specific questions.
Information about domestic violence restraining orders, sexual assault restraining orders, and moving in and out of state with a restraining order.
Information about custody in New Jersey.
This page has some general information (not state-specific) about when one parent takes a child out of the state or country without the other parent's consent.
Basic information about divorce in New Jersey.
A victim of domestic violence can terminate his/her tenancy before the lease is up.
Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in New Jersey and victim assistance programs.
There are state laws that may make it illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.
You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.