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Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection

No person should have to live in a state of constant fear or intimidation. An Emergency Order of Protection is an immediately enforceable form of relief for someone in an abusive relationship or marriage. To obtain an emergency order of protection, the party petitioning for an order of protection is not required to give notice to the other party. Once emergency order of protection is served, both parties must typically appear for a hearing in order to obtain an ongoing order of protection.

An order for protection may prohibit an individual from making further contact in person, by phone, by e-mail or by other means of communication with the protected party, or oust a threatening person from a shared residence; award the protected party temporary possession and legal custody of minor children; among other remedies.

Obtaining an order of protection is often an emotional and intimidating process, our attorneys act as a buffer between you and the courtroom, allowing you to focus exclusively on your safety and well-being, as well as the safety and well-being of your family.

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