Orders of Protection in Long Island
Long Island Divorce Lawyer
An order of protection is an important legal remedy for victims of spousal abuse or family violence. Unfortunately, it can also become a tool for leverage in divorce and custody proceedings. To ensure you receive the best legal advice on how to handle your situation it is imperative that you obtain the services of a highly skilled Long Island family law attorney. Our caring and dedicated staff will help you with this difficult situation to protect you and your family.
If you have been assaulted or threatened, or if you fear for the safety of yourself or your child, you can obtain a temporary order of protection. This emergency protection order will require that the abuser be removed from your home and have no contact with you or your children. The order is granted by a judge until a formal hearing is held (usually within a week). At that hearing, we can help present evidence for a permanent order of protection. While temporary orders are readily granted, a judge will require substantial proof before issuing a permanent order, which typically lasts 12 months.
If You Are Served With an Order of Protection
New York courts take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. If you are in the middle of divorce or custody proceedings, or if proceedings follow the issuance of a protective order, you will be at a distinct disadvantage. It is critical to challenge a protection order aggressively and properly. There may be consequences for your freedom, your parental rights, your employment and other aspects of your life if this issue is not handled properly
At Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC, our experienced attorneys have practiced divorce and family law for 15 years, and are familiar with the family law judges in the Long Island, New York area and surrounding communities. Most likely you are also facing criminal charges of domestic assault or violation of a protective order. If you have been served with an order of protection, you may end up being unable to see your children for twelve months. During that time, you may only be allowed supervised visitation, if any. In your divorce, allegations of abuse can have long-term consequences on custody, child support and spousal support. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, or if your spouse or partner has exaggerated an incident to gain leverage for divorce or custody, contact our office immediately.
Dedicated Attorneys Helping You
Whether you are seeking or challenging an order of protection, we can respond with the urgency and legal knowledge to protect your interests. Our office represents men and women in Long Island and throughout the surrounding areas. Call us at 516-324-3138 for a consultation with a Long Island divorce attorney.