Legal Information: New Jersey
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.
WomensLaw serves and supports all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
© 2008–2021 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.