How do you file a restraining order?
Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., except on a holiday, you can go to the Domestic Violence Unit of the Family Division Superior Court in Elizabeth and apply for the order.

If it is after hours a holiday, or a weekend, you can go to your local police department to obtain an order. They can call a judge to get an order that starts immediately. You will be asked to speak to the judge by telephone. If English is not a language you usually speak, you may want to bring a friend with you to interpret. An interpreter should be provided for you any time you are scheduled to appear in court, but might not be available at the police station.

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1. What is domestic violence?
2. What is a restraining order?
3. What does a restraining order do?
4. Who can get a restraining order?
5. How do you file a restraining order?
6. How long does the order remain in effect?
7. What can you do if the order is violated?
8. Can I file criminal charges?
9. What happens next?