How Can I Obtain a Restraining Order in New York?
Domestic violence is a common issue. Because it is not often discussed, it is more common than many people believe. The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those involved in an abusive relationship. If you or a loved one is a victim of domestic violence, it is important to know how to protect yourself. One of the best forms of protection in New York is a restraining order, or order of protection. Read on to learn more about how you can obtain a restraining order in New York.
What is Domestic Violence
Many people are unaware of all that domestic violence entails. Because of its portrayal in the media, domestic violence is usually thought of as physical violence between a romantic couple. But, there are many different types of domestic violence, each equally difficult to deal with. In addition to physical violence, domestic violence also includes:
- Emotional persecution
- Sexual exploitation
How Can I Protect Myself and My Family?
If you are a survivor of domestic violence, it is important to know about your resources. One of the best resources for victims of domestic violence is a restraining order.
How Can I Obtain a Restraining Order?
To obtain a restraining order, you can go to your local police station or local family court. For the most part, you will be granted a temporary restraining order. This is a legal document that limits physical and verbal contact between a victim and his or her abuser. For example, an abuser will no longer be able to come to a victim’s home, school, or work. Once a temporary restraining order is filed, a hearing will be held. This hearing is to determine whether the temporary restraining order should become permanent. At this hearing, the victim will be responsible for providing evidence that the accused is an immediate threat. Since domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse, it may be complicated to prove. Our firm can help you gather evidence and support you through this difficult process.
If you or a loved one is involved in a domestic violence situation, reach out to our firm to discuss the process of obtaining a restraining order and other resources you can turn to. We are here to advocate for you and provide you with the help you need so you and your family can live a healthy and safe life.
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