Legal Information: New Jersey

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 6, 2021

Can I get a restraining order against a same-sex partner?

In New Jersey, you may apply for a restraining order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible to get a restraining order?  You must also be the victim of an act of domestic violence, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic violence in New Jersey?

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