Get Orders of Protection in New York
Protect Yourself, Your Children & Your Future
If you are a victim of
domestic violence, or if someone close to you has hurt you, threatened to hurt you, or has
a history of violence, abuse, or threatening words/behavior,
protecting your safety is our first priority. Orders of protection, commonly known as “restraining orders,”
are legal documents that restrict the movement, contact, and behavior
of the abusive party. 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 leave your home, follow custody orders, pay child support,
and relinquish ownership of any weapons he or she may own.
Orders of protection may be filed against:
- People with whom you’ve had a child
- Former roommates/tenants/landlords
- Current or former significant others
- Family members related by blood or marriage
- Anyone with whom you’ve had a long or tight-knit relationship (sexual
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.
Get Yourself Out of Danger—Call Us Now
Friedman & Friedman has been working with abused spouses and children
for over 35 years. We’ve helped walk our clients through the toughest,
most dangerous situations of their lives. Our proudest achievements are
when we’ve helped people find safety and freedom through their divorce
or separation, potentially saving their lives. As Westchester family lawyers,
it’s our duty and our privilege to help you defeat your abuser with the law.