Domestic Violence and Divorce
“I had to file a domestic violence complaint against my husband to get him out of the house. He didn’t hurt me, but his threats of violence were frightening and upsetting to our young child. I had to keep him away from her. When we went to Court, Mike Farhi’s strong representation resulted in my husband signing an agreement that kept him out of the house and strictly limited his communication (there was no visitation allowed) with our daughter.
Mike had a plan, which he explained to me. I gave him my full confidence and he didn’t disappoint me. My daughter and I were given the chance to heal, while my husband got the mental health treatment he so desperately needed.”
Domestic violence is an act of abuse, or a pattern of abusive behavior, in a relationship. It is motivated by a spouse or partner, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or current or former household member (parent, child or sibling) to gain or maintain power and control over someone. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.
A person protected by the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act is 18 years of age or older, or who is an emancipated minor, and who has been subjected to domestic violence by someone who has – or who has had, a romantic, cohabitation or family relationship with the victim.
Getting out of an abusive relationship isn’t easy. Even if you’re a victim of violent, aggressive, controlling, demeaning, or threatening behavior, you may be afraid to leave the relationship and get help. But you can get out, get your children out, and be safe. We can help.
“Michael Farhi represented me in my post-divorce proceedings. He’s an experienced attorney and truly understands disputes concerning child custody and the extensive list of other matters relating to divorce. My case was unique and highly contentious, even after my divorce was final. Mr. Farhi took a creative approach, pointing out the immediate and long-term goals. He sought to find ways to resolve disputes for the best interest of my child and in the most efficient manner possible. As a result of his creative and proactive approach, I was able to avoid additional litigation, which helped minimize the financial and emotional stress and burden this has caused me. In addition, he was accessible on every occasion when I needed to reach out to him for legal guidance. He is highly skilled, trustworthy and kind.”
Getting a divorce is stressful and choosing a divorce lawyer can only add to that. After all, your divorce attorney is the person you will be relying on and trusting to help you make important decisions about your future – and possibly those of your children.
It is good to educate yourself on New Jersey divorce laws by using online tools. It is critical that your lawyer stays up to date on the changes in family law, such as marital rights for same-sex couples and limits on the length of alimony. Mike Farhi’s blogs on this website are a great starting point to learn what is happening in this practice area.
It is also important to determine the type of attorney you want. Someone who is aggressive and will fight for you, or who will simply put paperwork through?
What About The Costs?
Because the cost of divorce is so important, we will make flexible arrangements for payment – Mike Farhi’s initial consultations are free. You’ll know from the start that he won’t have to “reinvent the wheel,” but also that each case is different because each person is different.
We Focus On What’s Best For You
At Kates Nussman Ellis Farhi & Earle, LLP, in Hackensack, attorney Mike Farhi will strive to keep costs low while finding solutions for your unique challenges. He provides a calm, sympathetic but strong and reasonable voice to clients who are going through a highly emotional time in their lives. He will also explore alternate remedies, such as mediation, to find the quickest, most cost-effective way to resolve your issues.