Is Dating Difficult If You Have a Restraining Order Against Someone?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Oct 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you've filed a restraining order in New Jersey against someone, you've made a decision to protect yourself from someone who was harming you or from whom you felt threatened. The restraining order prevents the respondent from contacting you or coming near you in any way. People file restraining orders if they are being harmed or in danger of being harmed by other people.

While the restraining order helps to keep you safe, it may bring up its own set of challenges when you start dating again.

Is It Difficult to Date If You Have a Restraining Order Against Someone?

Some people find it very difficult to date if they have a restraining order out against someone else. First of all, it can be very difficult for them to start dating. Secondly, they're not exactly sure how to bring it up to potential dating partners. They wonder if they should bring it up at all or if they should keep everything to themselves.

Most people would probably want to know that they're dating someone who has a restraining order against someone else. It will allow them to make a choice as to whether or not they will continue dating you, and it can also allow them to just make the appropriate precautions. Sharing this information with someone is definitely difficult, but it allows them to make a choice about whether the relationship is something that they want to be a part of at this time.

Should You Divulge That You Have an Order of Protection Against Someone?

If you're in this situation, you may be wondering what your responsibilities are in this situation. Do you have a legal and/or ethical responsibility to tell someone you're dating about the restraining order? Or could you be accused of violating the respondent's right to privacy by divulging that information?

These are difficult questions and ones that you should be speaking with a lawyer about. Everyone's circumstances are different. You need to make sure that not only are you doing the best thing for your situation, but you're also not putting yourself into a situation that could make things even more difficult for your situation.

Speak to A Lawyer for Advice About a Restraining Order

Getting on with your life after getting a restraining order against someone may be easy in some respects and more difficult in others. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the experts at the Lento Law Firm have years of experience working with clients dealing with restraining orders.

Contact the Lento Law Firm online or give us a call at 888-535-3686 so that they can help you with any questions you have regarding restraining orders, as well as any other issues you may have.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a veteran of one of the nation's busiest family courts with nearly 20 years' experience passionately helping families. By day, he worked in the trenches of family court, and at night, he studied the law. He helped countless families while working at family court, and he went on to become an attorney, dedicating his law practice to continuing the work he started years earlier. Mr. Lento's experience both behind the scenes and on the front lines allows him to understand a client's family law matter from all angles, and allows him to find and employ the most effective strategies to get favorable outcomes for any client. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in New Jersey and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings! He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and protects their interests.


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