With over 30 years of experience, we have assisted clients with diverse needs. We have helped spouses who required protection from domestic violence before they could start divorce proceedings. We have also represented spouses falsely accused of these charges.
Obtaining Fast Legal Protections For Your Safety
First and foremost, everyone has the right to utilize family court services without fearing for your safety. If you filed for divorce to escape domestic abuse, or if you suspect your spouse might become violent during the pendency of the divorce, we will take legal steps to protect you. The most common method is to file for a Temporary Order of Protection.
If the court finds sufficient evidence to grant the order, your spouse will be subject to the conditions in the order, which may include exclusion from your home. These orders typically also prohibit other forms of communication or contact, including telephone and email.
Even if circumstances do not allow permanent removal of an abuser from the home, there are other behavior restrictions that can often be put into place to provide peace, including refraining from using alcohol, refraining from disorderly conduct, and refraining from committing harassment.
Protecting Your Full Legal Rights
We have also obtained temporary support arrangements from the court for clients with concerns about their financial stability during the pendency of a divorce. If you suspect your spouse is hiding assets, we also know how to act quickly to freeze all of the marital assets.
Contact A Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence allegations require an experienced attorney. Victims deserve to access their legal rights without fear. Conversely, unfounded allegations must be proven false to protect your reputation in the eyes of the court. For over 30 years, we have helped clients on both sides of this issue. For a free initial consultation, call the law office of Jay S. Baum at 718-980-5200 or complete our online contact form.