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Legal Information: New Jersey

Parental Kidnapping

Updated: 
January 28, 2020

Can I get temporary custody if I have a restraining order against the other parent?

You can ask the court for temporary custody during a proceeding to get a restraining order against the other parent. If the court grants you a restraining order against the other parent, then the court will usually issue an order awarding you temporary custody of your child. The court here presumes that it is in the best interest of your child to award custody to the non-abusive parent.