Recovering Compensation in a Domestic Violence Action
Under New Jersey law, if you are a victim of domestic violence and the court has granted you a final restraining order, you are also entitled to receive monetary compensation.
What the Law Says
Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, the court could order your abuser to pay you monetary compensation for the losses you suffered as a direct result of the domestic violence. This order may require the defendant to pay you directly, or to reimburse the Victims of Crime Compensation Board for any and all compensation this board paid either directly to you or on your behalf.
When you are a victim of domestic violence who has won in a New Jersey court, you are entitled to receive compensation. To find out if you qualify, call the experienced Monmouth County domestic violence attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC at (732) 624-6343.
What You are Entitled to Receive
A victim may be entitled to compensatory losses which include, but are not be limited to, the following:
- Compensation for a loss of earning, potential for earning, or other necessary support
- Loss of child support or alimony payments
- Medical compensation to treat injuries
- Compensation to repair or replace any property damaged or stolen by the accused
- Compensation to cover counseling and rehabilitation
- Cost of moving to a new home
- Attorney's fees and other legal costs
- Pain and suffering
In addition, punitive damages may also be awarded.
Do You Want to Recover Compensation? Call Us. We Can Help.
If you are a victim of domestic violence in New Jersey, you are also entitled to receive compensation, depending upon your situation. To find out, talk to one of our experienced Monmouth County domestic violence lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC.
Your initial consultation is always free. Call us at (732) 624-6343 or contact us online.
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