Orders of Protection in New York
Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence
If you are being abused or fear contact with an abuser in your life, you
will need an order of protection, which is also known as a restraining
order. At the Rubenfeld Law Firm, we are here to protect your rights and
your children from domestic violence that is committed by an individual
within your household, a family member, or ex-spouse or ex-partner. For
more than 25 years, we have been providing our clients with the guidance
they required. Consult us today to find out how a
Long Island family law attorney from our firm can help you.
What is an "order of protection?"
An order of protection is provided by a court that orders an abuser to
cease all violent or abusive actions toward you or your children.
Some of the common actions that an order of protection can guard against include:
Any domestic physical, emotional, or sexual abuse must cease or further
legal action can be taken. An order of protection can also include a "stay
away" order. That order prohibits the abuser from contacting you
at your home, school, or work. Orders of protection can be sought through
either the family or criminal court.
Our Long Island Divorce Lawyer Can Help
Are you in immediate danger of the abuser? Temporary order of protections
can be issued almost immediately to protect against
domestic violence. A court hearing will then take place, during which the judge listens
to evidence and determines whether to issue a permanent order of protection.
Orders are issued for periods of two years unless aggravating circumstances
are present, in which case the order can be increased to five years. Aggravating
factors can include the use of a weapon, repeated violations or a prior
criminal conviction. We ask you to schedule a case evaluation with our
Long Island divorce attorney to discuss what action can be taken to protect
Contact our firm today for legal assistance from our attorney. We can provide you with
the counsel and guidance you need.