If you are experiencing domestic violence or spousal abuse, it is important to seek legal protection right away through a restraining order. There are three options for seeking an order of protection:
• Lower criminal court
• Family court (non-criminal)
• State Supreme Court (in the context of a pending divorce)
Although applications for orders of protection are usually filed by individual parties, we can file the paperwork necessary to get started. Our goal is to help you take the necessary steps to keep you and your children safe.
Not everyone who has an order of protection issued against him or her is guilty of a family offense. Many times an individual will falsely accuse another of domestic violence in an attempt to obtain a strategic advantage in a pending divorce. If you have been falsely accused, we can help you explore your legal options. If you need to obtain an order of protection or defend your against one, please contact us today.