At New York Lawyers Team, our attorneys take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. Unfortunately, in the 30 years that our firm has practiced family law we have had to handle many cases involving domestic violence. Physical violence and the threat of physical violence are never acceptable and we take all possible precautions to protect our clients and our clients’ children. Depending on the circumstances, obtaining a restraining order or order of protection may be necessary.
If you or your children are the victims of a physical assault, threats or stalking by your spouse, significant other, or other family member, you can obtain a protective order to provide a layer of legal protection. In New York, restraining orders are called orders of protection, and they place legal restrictions on the accused abuser. There are several types of orders of protection in New York including:
False allegations of domestic violence during contested divorces are not unheard of, as such allegations can offer a tactical advantage in the divorce. When our clients are falsely accused of domestic violence or falsely named in an order of protection, we investigate the situation and aggressively defend our client.
For more information on how we can assist you with obtaining an order of protection or defend against a false allegation of abuse, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients throughout New York.