Long Island NY Orders of Protection Lawyers
Orders of Protection (Petitioner)
If you are involved in an abusive relationship or have been victimized by a family member and fear for your safety, contact the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC today to discuss filing an Order of Protection. The Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC are a dedicated Long Island family law firm, with years of experience successfully representing and defending those who need protection. With the help of local officials, and keeping with state law, we will be able to place the abusive family member at a considerable distance from you - both physically and legally.
Contact the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC to schedule a free consultation today. Our number is (516) 227-5353.
Essentially an Order of Protection is designed to put some space between you and your attacker.
Who Can Receive an Order of Protection in New York?
In order to successfully file an Order of Protection, you'll need to first prove you and the abuser are related in some way. Generally, being married or from the same family is the quickest way to confirm the relationship – however there are exceptions:
- The person is your ex-spouse;
- You have a child with the person in question;
- You have an intimate and on-going relationship with the individual. This particular category can be a bit tricky if you are unable to prove the level of connection. How long you have known one another, the depth of your intimacy, and your overall relationship are all factors to consider.
What Do I Have to Prove for an Order of Protection?
Unfortunately, a judge will not issue an Order of Protection without clear evidence – suspicion and a sense of urgency are not enough. There must be actions to back up the claim. More often than not though, most individuals only seek out a court order AFTER an individual has already displayed aggressive tendencies. Some of the typical violations that precede such a request include:
- Disorderly conduct
- Reckless endangerment
- Aggravated harassment
- Attempted assault
An important note to remember – a judge will usually award a temporary Order of Protection even if the accused individual is not present. Simply providing the evidence is usually enough to warrant issuing one, albeit temporarily.
How Does a NY Order of Protection Work?
Essentially an Order of Protection is designed to put some space between you and your attacker. Obviously, this cannot stop them entirely – if an individual is determined to go somewhere, they will. However, with an Order of Protection, should your abuser violate the court order, it can mean significant penalties. Some of the more common elements to an order include:
- Orders to move out of the family home;
- Instructions to stay away from you and the rest of your family;
- Penalties for harassing you or your family;
- Restrictions on alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substances;
- Restricted visitation rights or custody;
- Barred from owning a firearm or weapon of any kind.
Make an Appointment Today
If you are thinking about filing an application for an Order of Protection, it is best that you contact our office so we can assist you as soon as possible. Your family member, spouse, or partner has already proven themselves to be a threat, so time is definitely of the essence. Contact the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC to begin the process. Getting ahead of the problem is usually the best way to resolve it before any further damage occurs.
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