Orders of Protection
Divorce Attorney in Long Island, NY Can Obtain Restraining Orders
If you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse, you should speak with an attorney who can help you obtain an order of protection. You have the right to apply for an order of protection - sometimes referred to as a protective order or restraining order - against any member of your family who threatens to harm or who has actually harmed you or your children. Orders of protection are extremely effective in protecting people from all types of domestic violence or abuse, including:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Disorderly conduct
- Reckless endangerment
- Assault and battery
- Aggravated assault and battery
Helping Victims of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Many victims of domestic violence are unsure of who to trust and where to go for help. Furthermore, large majorities of people who are abused or mistreated by a family member never speak up or ask for help out of fear of retaliation, shame, or embarrassment. At Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP, we urge you to contact an understanding, respectful attorney at our office who can help you seek the protection you need and deserve.
Types of Protective Orders
There are two main types of protective orders in New York. Our attorneys can determine which one would best serve your needs and situation. These two types of protective orders are:
- Stay-Away Order: This type of protective order prohibits the accused from coming within a certain distance of the victim, as well as from coming within a close distance of the victim's home, work, or any other place he or she frequents. A victim can usually obtain a stay-away order that protects his or her children, as well.
- Refrain-From Order: This type of protective order prohibits the accused from engaging in certain behavior, such as making threats against the victim, assaulting the victim, harassing the victim, or inflicting violence against the victim. Refrain-from orders can also forbid the accused from making contact with the victim and his or her children, whether in person, over the phone, through email, via text message, etc.
How a Long Island Domestic Violence Attorney Can Help
If you are a victim of domestic violence, there is no reason for you to live in fear or continue being subjected to abuse or mistreatment. At Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP we can help you take the appropriate steps to obtain an order of protection that protects both you and your children from further acts of violence or abuse. Should the accused try and contest the order, you can trust that we'll make sure the order is not lifted for any reason. For more information about the many ways we can help, please contact a dedicated and experienced attorney by scheduling your phone consultation. We can help, so
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