Recent Posts in Order of Protection Category

Do I Need A Lawyer In Family Court

It is just Family Court some people will say, why do I need a lawyer? Well if you know Family Court Procedure, if you have followed all of the rules, if the other side is absolutely 100% wrong and if ...
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Should I Move Out Of My House During My Divorce

Many men going through a contested divorce will ask me should they move out because they can't stand living in the same house. Usually my advice is that they should hang in there as long as there ...
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Support Check With Offensive Memo Violated Order Of Protection

I see it time and time again, people get charged with violating Orders of Protection for what they think is harmless but the courts see it otherwise. In a recent decision an Order of Protection was ...
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Extension Of Order Of Protection

Orders of Protection issued by the Family Court either direct a person to refrain from certain "family offenses" such as disorderly conduct, harassment, stalking, assault and numerous other ...
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Everybody Has A Cell Phone

Since everybody has a cell phone, nearly everybody has become an amateur videographer and recording engineer. If you are going through a divorce always be aware how easy it is for your spouse or ...
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Orders Of Protection Must Be Obeyed

Recently I have met with people that have been accused of violating valid Orders of Protection. Both persons were arrested and charged criminally with Criminal Contempt. Orders of Protection are ...
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Is An Appeal Of An Order Of Protection Moot If The Order Has Expired

New York's highest court, The Court of Appeals, has ruled that a properly filed appeal of an Order of Protection (O/P) can still be decided (it is not "moot") even though the O/P has ...
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How To Resolve Orders Of Protection From The Family Court

Temporary Orders of Protection (TOPs) are strong tools to prevent domestic violence. If your spouse or partner obtains a TOP from the Family Court (civil proceeding) as distinguished from the District ...
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Does Your Claim Pass The Smell Test?

Everyday divorce clients or their spouses and/or the other parent will make claims to their attorneys and judges that are very believable or perhaps total nonsense. Experienced lawyers and judges very ...
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Readers Send In Requests For Future Matrimonial Blog Topics

The purpose of this blog will be to allow readers to send in a request for the matrimonial topic or question of their choice. For the past two years I have been blogging about topics that I think ...
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Should I Apply For An Order Of Protection

During the past two weeks I have had a higher than usual number of clients either seeking or responding to Temporary Orders of Protection issued by the Family Court. Why more clients are dealing with ...
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Mother Prohibited From Posting On Facebook About Child

A mother who called her son an "asshole" on Facebook and who admitted she did so because "he is" and thought that her friends should know was ordered to no longer post about any of ...
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Recording Arguments With Your Spouse

Clients in high conflict divorce cases sometimes record their arguments and interaction with their spouse. I am often asked is it "legal" to do so or the reverse which is I think my spouse ...
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Child Gets Order of Protection Against Mom's Boyfriend

The mother's boyfriend tied the 9 year old child up with a belt around her hands behind her back, tied a belt around her ankles and dumped her on the couch and kitchen table. In addition, other ...
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Order Of Protection - Abuse of Process

After filing 6 different applications in the Family Court for temporary orders of protection during a three year period none of which were ultimately sustained, without notice to the husband, the ...
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Family Court or Supreme Court Which Court Hears My Case

How come my divorce does not occur in the Family Court? This question is frequently asked as well as how do I know if my case belongs in the Family Court or Supreme Court. In NY the only court that ...
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Perils of Emails, Voice Messages, Texts & Online Posts

Remember that whatever you send digitally may show up in your divorce case. Every spouse is only too happy to bring to their lawyer's office the digital message that you sent saying they can have ...
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Domestic Violence New Law Providing Address Confidentiality

Victims of Domestic Violence will soon be able to not only keep their address confidential but will also be permitted to designate the NY Secretary of State as the person authorized to receive legal ...
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Orders Of Protection Sword or Shield

Orders of Protection issued against a spouse can help protect a person from threats of physical violence, harassment and other actions that are defined as "family offenses". Generally, there ...
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