In the case before Judge Lawrence Jones of the Ocean County Superior Court, a man identified as B.S. was asked to move out of the home he shared with his 73-year-old mother, J.C., because he was reportedly abusing her on a daily basis. He allegedly called her vulgar names, made derogatory remarks about her body, and poked her to try to get her to fall.
After hearing the facts, Judge Lawrence emphasized that emotional abuse can be just as harmful as physical abuse and there was no need to wait until J.S. suffered a physical injury at the hands of her son in order to take action. In addition, Lawrence held that victims of elder abuse should have the ability to file for a restraining order under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, just as victims of spousal abuse can.
Ultimately, Jones found there was plenty of evidence to support the fact that B.S. verbally and physically abused his mother. A final restraining order was entered against B.S. for violations the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.
If you or a loved one needs legal assistance with restraining orders in New Jersey, contact Adam H. Rosenblum of the Rosenblum Law Firm today. Mr. Rosenblum has helped people in similar situations and will fight to get you the results you want. Call today at 888-815-3649.