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Domestic Violence / Orders of Protection

Westchester County Domestic Violence Lawyer

Get an Order of Protection in Westchester County

First of all, if you have just now suffered violence or physical abuse by your spouse or a member of your household, call the police by dialing 9-1-1. They can respond promptly, come to your aid, and help you get an emergency order of protection to prevent further abuse. Your next step is to speak with a domestic violence attorney near you.

At Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law, our compassionate and experienced domestic violence attorneys in New York can help you seek a family court order of protection.

Contact us online or call (914) 873-4410 right now for help. We can guide you step-by-step through the process of filing for an order of protection.

How Does an Order of Protection / Restraining Order Work in New York?

Orders of protection, commonly known as “restraining orders,” are legal documents that restrict the movement, contact, and behavior of the abusive party. In New York, orders of protection make it a crime for your abuser to come near your home, school, work, or anywhere you or your children are scheduled to be.

If you still live with your abuser, orders of protection immediately force him or her to:

If you currently lack proof of your abuser’s behavior, you don’t need proof right now. We’ll file a petition with the local family court for “temporary orders of protection,” which take immediate effect without requiring proof from the petitioner. Once you’re safe and protected, then we’ll immediately begin building a case to petition for a permanent restraining order.

When Do I Need a Domestic Violence Attorney in New York?

When it comes to family law, domestic violence comes in a variety of forms. The most common forms of domestic violence are spousal abuse and child abuse, but the truth is that domestic violence can occur at the hands of any blood relative, relative by marriage, member of your household, or even a close friend or person with whom you have a close relationship.

Domestic violence can include:

  • Physical abuse / violence
  • Threats of violence
  • Assault
  • Menacing
  • Stalking
  • Attempts at any of the above

If you have suffered any form of violence, abuse, or threats of violence by someone who is close to you, act quickly. You need a Westchester County domestic violence lawyer on your side to make sure you are protected and to help you get a restraining order in New York.

Call a Westchester County Domestic Violence Attorney: (914) 873-4410

The sooner you get in touch with a legal representative, the sooner you can get protection and feel safer. Call our firm to speak with a New York domestic violence attorney near you who will hear your story and act quickly to get the restraining order that you need as soon as possible. We understand the serious and personal nature of your case and we are here to help with professionalism, compassion, and care.

Contact us today to get help filing for a restraining order with the help of our domestic violence lawyers in Westchester County!

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