Bayes v. Wallace A-5176-03T5 (App Div 2005)
Sat Below: Hon. Thomas P. Kelly, J.S.C. (Mercer County)
The trial Court erred by entering a restraining order after (1) denying defendant’s request for an adjournment to retain counsel when plaintiff raised allegations at trial that went beyond those contained in her complaint (2) by relying on allegations that were previously adjudicated in defendant’s favor (3) by failing to permit defendant to cross examine plaintiff or her witness and (4) by failing to inform defendant of the serious nature and repercussions of a Domestic Violence restraining order..