Recently updated on April 10th, 2024 at 11:31 pm

Prepare your Court Forms Online for Restraining Orders in New Jersey

This website helps victims learn about the types and then create official court forms required for getting a restraining order in New Jersey.

create court forms for restraining orders online



1. Take Screening

Start with an online screening tool to help you decide which restraining order fits your situation the best.


2. Prepare Documents

Instead of looking at the legal forms themselves, you will be guided thorough a series of detailed questionnaires. These will gather the necessary information topic by topic. The questions are in plain and non-legal language. To make this process as simple as possible, our system will then generate the official court forms with your responses printed on them.


3. Consult Advocate (Optional)

You can consult a victim advocate or pro bono (free) lawyer to get guidance on restraining orders.  These resources are paid for typically by government and can help you review your case documents, and talk to you directly to discuss your case and safety planning. 


4. File with the Clerk

You can formally begin the case by filing with your local court.  You will be informed about which specific court you need to file at as its important to go to one that has jurisdiction over your case. You can file by either printing and visiting the clerk's office at the court or in many locations online directly from this website. 



Domestic Violence Restraining Order

This court order protects a person who has been abused by a family or household member or by a current or former sexual or intimate partner as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17.


Restraining Order for Stalking

This court order protects a person who has been stalked as defined by 2C:12-10. The person who wants protection (“the plaintiff”) files the case against the other party (“the defendant”). There does not need to be a special relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant.  A person who has been stalked by a family member, household member, or current or former intimate partner might also qualify for a Domestic Violence Order of Protection.

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Civil Restraining Order

A Civil Restraining Order is a court order telling someone (“the defendant”) to stay away from or to stop an action that directly affects the person asking for the order (“the plaintiff”). There are no special relationships or specific criminal acts that are needed to ask for a Civil Restraining Order. (N.J.S.A. 2C:25-28.1)

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Sexual Assault Restraining Order

A Sexual Assault Restraining Order is a legal protection for someone who has experienced sexual assault. It's a court order that helps keep the person who committed the assault away from the survivor. This order sets clear rules, like preventing the offender from contacting or being near the survivor, aiming to provide safety and reduce further distress for the survivor. (NJSA § 2C:14-14(a)(1))


Extreme Risk Protective Order

An extreme risk protective order temporarily restricts a respondent’s access to guns in certain situations to protect him/her and others. (N.J. Stat. § 2C:58-24(d))




You can explore legal options for getting a protection order while maintaining your complete privacy.  Nothing is shared with the government unless you share or submit.



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Covers all common situations such as those involving minors, or firearms, or others permitted by the Washington State law, thereby saving you time. 


Forms Selection

Correct form, and the most updated versions are automatically selected based on your situation. 


Automated Checks

Run automated checks to verify correctness of your responses and to avoid mistakes that may cause delays in securing a protection order.



All questions are presented in plain non-legal language. Difficult concepts are broken down into simpler steps. 



Legal Information

The legal information contained here does not constitute legal advice or substitute for legal advice.



This website provides services to prepare cases across New Hampshire i.e. across all counties as they share the same state-wide law.  It also has county specific slight changes such as additional court forms required.  


This contact form is for technical support questions only. For non-technical questions please contact the victim advocates at the telephone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.