New York Orders of Protection
Family Attorney in Long Island, New York
An order of protection is a valuable legal tool that a victim of abuse,
domestic violence, harassment or stalking can utilize to avoid further
injury or fear of injury. An order of protection is a court order which
prohibits the person named from contacting or coming within a certain
distance of the victim. Should the abuser violate the order of protection,
he or she may be arrested immediately and face serious criminal charges.
A New York family lawyer can help you obtain an order of protection if
you have been the victim of domestic violence. You should not have to
bear this abuse and injury any longer. By taking the legal recourse offered
by New York Family Courts, you can finally experience relief. A
family law attorney can help ensure that you properly apply for an order of protection
and that it sticks. The person you bring the order against may try to
contest this. By having a lawyer at your side, you can ensure that the
order is not lifted for any reason.
Restraining Orders and Orders of Protection in New York
restraining orders and
orders of protection are court orders which protect victims from dangerous individuals who
are subjecting them to emotional, physical or sexual abuse of any kind.
Domestic violence is frequently the cause for a restraining order or order
of protection, but these may be issued to protect victims from stalking
or harassment as well.
temporary order of protection or
emergency restraining order may be issued in order to offer a victim immediate protection. In these
cases, a hearing will often be held at a later date to determine whether
to keep the order in place. At times, a restraining order or order of
protection may last for up to 2 years.
New York Family Law Firm – Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law
If you or someone you know needs protection from domestic violence or abuse,
contact Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law immediately. At our
firm we are committed to helping victims seek and obtain orders of protection
so they can finally be safe from further harm. Our New York family law
attorneys help clients throughout Long Island.