How do I get a restraining order?

You may file a domestic violence complaint and request a temporary restraining order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the county in which you reside, the county in which the abuse occurred, or the county in which you are currently sheltered. In Ocean County, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, go to the:
Justice Complex
120 Hooper Avenue
Room 175
Toms River, NJ 08753

After hours, or on weekends and holidays go to your local police department. The police will process your request for a restraining order in an emergency situation only.

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1. Who is eligible for a restraining order?
2. How do I get a restraining order?
3. What does a restraining order do?
4. What is a violation of a restraining order, what should I do?
5. Who can violate the restraining order?
6. Can I see or speak with the defendant?