Domestic violence is an abusive and threatening action that is committed against a family member or cohabitating partner. If you have experienced domestic violence, you will need to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable and compassionate Long Island divorce lawyer from our firm to be adequately protected. When domestic relationships turn violent, you can look to our firm to fight back and protect your rights and well-being.
Victims of domestic violence can obtain protective orders from the court to:
Emergency protective orders can be obtained in some cases when the applicant can prove that an immediate danger of harm exists. Protective orders are often valid for a few days until the contested hearing is held. To further restrict the offender from harming you, a permanent restraining order can be pursued once the hearing takes place. Restraining orders are civil orders that can keep the abuser away from you and prevent further harassment.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, the court can require the offender to leave the home you share and obtain professional domestic violence counseling. The court also can take other actions designed to protect you against future abuse.
We encourage you to schedule a case evaluation with our divorce attorneys in Long Island to obtain the protection you need. During the entirety of your case, we can keep you up to date and educated regarding the legal process.
Your best interest is our firm’s highest priority. We take every necessary step and legal measure to protect clients from harm. Schedule your consultation below.