During a family court proceeding and divorce, as well as a criminal case in New York, the courts could issue an Order of Protection. Orders of Protection are court orders issued in an effort to stop violence, for example abuse, harassment, or stalking. When a Family Law or Criminal Law case involves an Order of Protection you’ll need the help of a New York Order of Protection Lawyer. Navigating the Order of Protection during what is typically a very emotional and complex time can be overwhelming. Our lawyers at Hillman Law can help you get the best possible outcome for your case.
Family Court Cases
An Order of Protection may be filed in New York Family Court if the parties are related, including by marriage, blood, or intimate relationship.
Criminal Court Cases
Orders of Protection brought against anyone not related can only be obtained in Criminal Court. If you face criminal charges, you should contact an attorney right away.
A New York Order of Protection Lawyer will explain that certain cases, which involve domestic violence, will sometimes be sent to a special court a court in which a single judge hears all of the cases involving the one family. Such courts exist in each New York County. These courts are called IDV parts (for “Integrated Domestic Violence”).
At Hillman Law, we have experience handling situations where you are the respondent to an Order of Protection. We understand that there will be many aspects to your case. Call us today to discuss your case.