New Jersey Enacts Pet Protection Orders

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New Jersey Enacts Pet Protection Orders
New Jersey has become the 24th political jurisdiction to enact statutes enabling judges to include animals in domestic violence protection‐from‐abuse orders. Gov. Chris Christie signed the measure into law on Jan. 17.
The new law allows judges to issue an order barring a domestic violence defendant from coming into contact with family animals in a respondent’s request for emergency relief, or when the defendant has been charged with domestic violence, released on bail or personal recognizance, or convicted. An unusual provision law allows that when a person 22 states (highlighted in purple) now have laws
has abused or threatened to abuse an animal, there will be a enabling judges to include animals in domestic presumption that possession of the animal shall be awarded to violence PFA orders. Six states (NV, AZ, CO, NE, IN, the non‐abusive party. TN) include acts of animal abuse within definitions of elder abuse or domestic violence.
New Jersey joins 21 other states plus Washington, DC and
Puerto Rico with Pet Protection Order laws.
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New Jersey has become the 24th political jurisdiction to enact statutes enabling judges to include animals in domestic violence protection‐from‐abuse orders. Gov. Chris Christie signed the measure into law on Jan. 17.The new law allows judges to issue an order barring a domestic violence defendant from coming into contact with family animals in a respondent’s request for emergency relief, or when the defendant has been charged with domestic violence, released on bail or personal recognizance, or convicted. An unusual provision law allows that when a person has abused or threatened to abuse an animal, there will be  presumption that possession of the animal shall be awarded to violence  the non‐abusive party. TN) include acts of animal abuse within definitions of elder abuse or domestic violence.New Jersey joins 21 other states plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico with Pet Protection Order laws.
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