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Domestic violence is a sensitive and terribly unfortunate situation. If you find yourself in need of confidential legal assistance, contact Maria J. LaSala Esq. She will use the full extent of the law to protect you in your time of vulnerability and work to seek the best possible outcome for your family.

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Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse or family violence, is abusive behavior by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. Many people incorrectly assume that domestic violence can occur only between spouses or partners, but in fact, it can be committed against any member of a household, including a parent, grandparent, sibling, or child. An accusation of domestic violence is perhaps one of the violent crimes where it is most essential to involve an experienced attorney with an understanding of New Jersey Domestic Violence Laws as soon as possible. Attorney Maria LaSala is a skilled domestic violence defense attorney and will help protect your rights.


Domestic violence accusations can have consequences from the moment they are made. Unlike most other crimes, law enforcement officers often initiate formal investigations of domestic violence after a one person makes a report of violence or threats, without requiring corroborating evidence or witnesses. A resentful spouse or angry significant other can make a single accusation that sparks an investigation that can turn your life upside down. It is important to remember that domestic violence accusations can be made not just by a family member, but by any member of a household, and can often be made in the heat of the moment.

Types of Domestic Violence can include:

  • Spousal abuse

  • Child abuse

  • Elder abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Spousal rape

  • Assault & battery

  • Verbal threats

  • Verbal assault

  • Harassment

  • Stalking

  • Neglect

  • Physical abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Terroristic Threats

  • All temporary restraining orders

  • Final restraining order hearings

  • Final restraining order trials

  • Emergent hearings of support as a result of domestic violence