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Legal Information: New Jersey

New Jersey Court Forms

Updated: 
June 19, 2012

Forms to file a domestic violence restraining order are not available online.  You will need to go down to the courthouse and ask the clerk for the proper forms.  To figure out where to file please read In which county can I file for a restraining order? on our website.  To find the courthouse near you please visit our NJ Courthouse Locations page.

Someone in a domestic violence organization in your area may be able to help you get the forms and also help you through the process. To find a shelter or an advocate at a local program, please visit the NJ Advocates and Shelters page.  You can also visit or call the NJ Courthouse Location in your area.

You can find information about domestic violence and custody procedures on the New Jersey State Judiciary website.