Overview of Domestic Violence
Assisting Clients in Long Island in Domestic Violence Cases
If you need legal assistance in a case of domestic violence in Long Island, we strongly urge you to contact our firm to arrange a consultation with a domestic violence lawyer. New York law assists victims of domestic assault or battery with many legal protections. An attorney at our firm can ensure that your rights are protected under state law and that you and any children involved are kept from harm through legal actions. Our firm has been established since 1960 and our attorneys are well-versed in state law involving all matters regarding family and domestic issues.
Forms of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence consists of any type of abusive behavior committed by intimate partners or family members in a domestic setting. Abuse may be physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, including intimidation, threats, physical injury, sexual abuse, stalking, harassment, and more. Domestic violence can occur between spouses, ex-spouses, unmarried couples living together, domestic partners, the unmarried parents of a child, family members, those who formerly had an intimate relationship, and dating partners. Domestic violence crimes occur in all ethnic groups, social and economic groups, and religious groups.
If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, it is important that you seek legal assistance from a Long Island domestic violence attorney at our firm as soon as possible. With our help, you can apply to the courts for a protective order which will prohibit the abuser from making any kind of contact with you at home, at work, or at school. If the abuser violates this court order, he or she can be arrested and charged with a felony when harassing or threatening you. The order of protection can be issued on your behalf even if the abuser does not reside in New York State. Further protections exist under New York law which one of our experienced attorneys can advise you of in a confidential consultation. Contact
a lawyer from our firm today if you need legal assistance in a case of domestic assault, battery, harassment, threats, or stalking.