Long Island Domestic Violence Divorce Attorneys
Protecting victims in Nassau and Suffolk County against domestic violence
Unfortunately, domestic violence is an ongoing battle in the state of New York. New York has laws in place to immediately help victims of domestic violence to prevent serious consequences. Domestic violence continues to affect the lives of thousands of New Yorkers every day and impacts the lives of all types of people. Regardless of ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, religious affiliation, or socioeconomic status, domestic violence does not have limitations. If you or any family member has been the victim of domestic violence, contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. to assist you through this tough time and guide you to a better life.
Domestic violence explained
Domestic violence is the act of maintaining control over an adult intimate partner through coercive tactics like physical, psychological, sexual, economic, and emotional abuse. Domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse. Other ways in which domestic violence manifests itself can include:
- Emotional persecution
- Sexual exploitation
Getting an Order of Protection and how that protects victims
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, you need to protect yourself and your family. An Order of Protection must be filed against the abuser. This order is a temporary way to limit the behavior of the accused abuser. This is a temporary restraining order until the court can hear the case in family or criminal court. The accuser has the ability to decide between courts or choose both. In family court, the accuser will have to confront the accused. This is sometimes too much for some. In the case where a divorce has been initiated, an Order of Protection may be filed in court where the divorce is taking place. In the case where children are involved in a divorce related to domestic violence, the Order of Protection will protect any family members.
How domestic violence affects child custody
When child custody cases involve domestic violence, judges and the accusing parent have a complicated road ahead. The accuser has the burden of proof to demonstrate that domestic violence impacted you and your child’s life. Since domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse, it may be complicated to prove. The Order of Protection is temporary, so the trial is going to determine child custody and if the Order of Protection can be permanent. If you are able to convince the judge that domestic violence played a role in the family dynamic, the court must act in the child’s best interests and pass judgment on the case.
Contact a Long Island attorneys to protect your family
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, you need to protect yourself and obtain an Order of Protection. Once that is in place, contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. to initiate the divorce proceedings. Domestic violence is an epidemic. Our compassionate attorneys are available to ease you through this ordeal. We have the experience to help you move past this, end the relationship, and put safeguards up to protect you and your family in the future, including a final Order of Protection. If you need an attorney you can trust, call The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. for a consultation.