At New York Family Law Group, we represent victims of domestic violence, as well as individuals who have been falsely accused of domestic violence. Our team can assist clients in navigating the complexities of domestic violence cases, obtaining orders of protection and restraining orders, and with other related legal matters. Contact us for a strategy session now.
First, protect yourself and your family immediately. Leave your home and call 911 if you are in immediate danger. If you are not in immediate danger, calling a hotline like the National Domestic Violence Hotline can help you plan for your next steps, like finding safe housing and preparing to leave your home if another incident occurs.
Next, you should consider hiring a family lawyer in New York. Working with a lawyer can help you file for a temporary Order of Protection, which will protect you from your abuser. Your lawyer can also help you find other domestic violence resources and support to assist you.
A temporary Order of Protection requires a person to stay away from another person, as well as their school, work, or home. There are two primary types of temporary Order of Protection, known as “limited” or “full” orders of Protection.
In a limited Order of Protection, “normal” or “everyday and reasonable” contact can occur between the two parties. However, harassment, threats, and other harmful actions can result in criminal contempt and criminal charges.
In a full Order of Protection, one person is not allowed to contact the other in any way. No calls, texts, visits, or other contact are allowed. Any violation of this will result in criminal contempt and further criminal charges.
To obtain a temporary Order of Protection, you can file a Family Offense petition directly with the family court in your county. Working with an attorney helps simplify this process.
There is no difference between a temporary restraining order (TRO) and a temporary order of protection. These terms are used synonymously in New York, and refer to legal orders that either limit or completely disallow contact between two parties.
False accusations of domestic violence can be very damaging, particularly in custody battles or contested divorce cases. They can even lead to criminal charges and jail time.
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need to work with a New York family law attorney to build your case and prove that you have been falsely accused. This helps protect your rights, such as your parental rights and access to your home and property.
Whether you are seeking an Order of Protection and divorce or other legal action due to domestic violence, or you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, family law attorneys like Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward can provide the guidance you need during this difficult time.
Family law attorneys understand both the civil and criminal processes related to domestic violence, and can help you build your case, protect your rights, and ensure the best possible outcome, even in difficult situations involving domestic violence.
Our team of family law attorneys in New York provide the passionate, skilled representation you need to protect your rights in a case involving domestic violence. Get a case review and consultation by contacting New York Family Law Group today.