NYC Divorce Attorney: Orders of Protection

Stop Domestic Violence with Orders of Protection

Victims of domestic violence can seek protection by petitioning the court for an order of protection. Orders of protection are issued to cease all abuse, threats, stalking, or physical assault and battery on the part of the abuser. Depending on the severity of the abuse, orders of protection can also include ceasing all forms of contact with the victim, which includes no phone calls, contact via the internet, by mail or in person.

The state of New York enforces an order of protection for the duration of 1 year minimum. The victim can request a renewal of the order of protection upon its expiration. The victim can also request a permanent order of protection after a hearing before the court. Victims of domestic abuse can file for orders of protection against the following individuals:

  • Any household member
  • Any blood relative
  • Parents that have a child together
  • Individuals that have lived together in the past
  • Married or divorced people

Looking for a lawyer for your divorce in New York City? At H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., a NYC divorce lawyer can rapidly put an end to domestic violence by immediately filing for an order of protection. Our firm's understanding of divorce laws, as well as our extensive experience with criminal defense cases, has helped clients obtain swift protection from their abuser. We are dedicated to offering sound legal support and guidance. We can also assist Spanish speaking families. We work with clients in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

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Orders of protection are issued to protect victims from their abusers by enforcing the following court-orders:

  • Stop all forms of domestic violence
  • Force the abuser to move out of the shared residence
  • Prohibit the abuser from possessing, carrying or purchasing a firearm
  • Prohibiting the abuser from coming within a certain distance of the victim
  • Prohibiting the abuser from contacting the victim in any form (phone, Internet, mail)
  • Order anger management course, counseling or rehabilitation for the abuser

If an order of protection is violated in any way, it could lead to criminal charges. Depending on the gravity of the violation, the offender could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. It is strongly recommended to secure aggressive legal representation if you are the victim of domestic abuse. Our firm has helped clients finally put an end to this abuse. If you were wrongly accused of domestic abuse, we can also help fight for your rights and seek justice. Searching for an attorney for your divorce in New York City? You need the best divorce lawyer in New York City!

Contact our office to consult an NYC divorce lawyer if you need legal assistance with orders of protection.