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New York family law: Getting or fighting orders of protection

Domestic violence is a serious matter, one that is not taken lightly by law enforcement authorities in New York or elsewhere. Along with all of the criminal law concerns that accompany the accusations of domestic violence, there are also a number of family law matters that also need to be addressed by victims and their alleged abusers. Getting or fighting orders of protection, for instance, may require some legal assistance.

Orders of protection, also known as restraining orders, are often granted to victims of domestic violence. These can be achieved by filing the appropriate documents in court. An order of protection prohibits an accused abuser from contacting or coming near the petitioner. If this type of order is violated, the individual accused of the violation may face criminal charges. If approved, protective orders are good for a set period of time.

There are two sides to every story. Whether you are placed in a position of getting or fighting an order of protection, you can seek help with your cause. To learn more about how an attorney may be able to assist with your situation, please vis it our firm’s website.

Orders of protections are available to those residing in New York for good reason. Victims of abuse should seek help in escaping such situations and in seeking protection. However, those falsely accused of such behavior also have the right to defend themselves and seek to preserve their family relationships. A family law attorney can assist you regardless of the side of the fence you find yourself sitting.

Important Information

COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus)  Update 3-20-2020

By order of Governor Andrew Cuomo, beginning 3-22-2020, all non-essential business in New York state must close their physical offices in response to the rapid rate of positive reported cases of COVID-19 in New York State.

Although this will impact the in office and in person services that LIT can provide, we will still be working remotely from our homes to serve our existing clients and we will continue to serve the public on a remote basis with any new legal matters for which they may need assistance.

We as a nation have overcome great obstacles in the past and although the challenges that lie ahead of us as community, as a state, and as a nation are great, we will overcome them as our resilience as individuals, as a community and as a nation will allow us to prevail.

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Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP

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