Order of Protection in Suffolk County
Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer
It is frightening to be in danger of domestic violence. Your protection
is an urgent matter and, if necessary, the police should be called. If
you or your children have suffered domestic violence or have been threatened
with harm, it is vital that you act quickly to get an order of protection.
These orders will restrict the abuser, stalker or individual threatening
you from coming near you or your family. Although there are individuals
who violate these orders, it is the first step you can take to protect
yourself and your family. If the individual later violates the court order,
they can be incarcerated and face legal repercussions. When you are in
danger of harm, it is necessary to act quickly and contact a Suffolk County
divorce lawyer from the office of
Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law to help you get an order of protection.
Divorce Attorney in Suffolk County: Orders of Protection
A judge will issue an order of protection if there is any threat or incident
in which abuse took place. The order is generally in effect for one year
and may make it illegal for that person to come within a certain distance
of you. There are several different types of orders of protection, including
a "stay away order" in which the individual is prohibited from
coming within a specific distance of the petitioner. They will be restricted
from entering the home, work, school or other area. Another type of order
that could be issued is called a "refrain from order" in which
the respondent is restricted from abusing, stalking, threatening, harassing
or harming the petitioner.
There are few more dangerous situations than one in which there is an ongoing
threat of harm or violence. It is important that you are protected and
that you take every possible action that you can. Our staff is concerned
with your safety and protection and will move forward quickly to help
you get an order of protection. This will allow you to report the individual
should they violate it and have them picked up and put in jail where they
cannot harm you.