The Governor’s Executive Order shutting non-essential businesses will undoubtedly save many lives, but for those New Yorkers now sheltering at home with an abusive spouse the immediate result is far from safe. Thankfully, help can still be found in the court system.
Although the courts have responded to the need to eliminate non-essential activity by dramatically reducing court functions, emergency applications including Orders of Protection can still be brought to court. New applications are not just limited to cases involving domestic violence. There are many family offenses that do not involve physical violence, including harassment, stalking, menacing, reckless endangerment, and identity theft, to name a few. If you need protection from a spouse, former spouse, someone you have a child in common with, a relative, or someone you have been in an intimate relationship with, you may be entitled to an Order of Protection.
An experienced New York family law attorney can assist you in determining whether you would likely be able to get an Order of Protection from the Family Court, and can assist you in getting the protection you need and deserve. Call us at 631-337-1977, email us, or contact us for a consultation.