City of New York

Orders of Protection

Orders of Protection

Bronx Family Law Attorney Fights for Victims of Abuse

If you feel that you are being harmed, threatened or abused in any matter, it is important that you take immediate action and contact an attorney. Victims have rights, and when you work with my firm, I will work diligently to protect them. When you retain my firm, I can help you obtain what is known as an order of protection. These are court-issued documents that address and greatly limit the behavior of an individual you feel threatened by or who has harmed you. This court document is often obtained by domestic violence victims and ensures that they are fully protected under the law.

Orders of protection greatly limit a person's ability to contact the individuals named in the protection document, and in some cases, individuals may even be forced to move or avoid being in the same area as the alleged victims. Most of the time, orders of protection prohibit the abuser from threatening, harassing, injuring or contacting the person in any manner, and he or she must fully abide by custody orders and keep up with child support payments. The state of New York already has strict gun laws and regulations, and any individual named in an order of protection is not allowed to purchase or possess a firearm. A violation of any of these conditions could result in a criminal charge.

Were you wrongfully served an order of protection?

The intentions of these orders are to ensure that victims are protected from their abusers; however, there are some cases in which individuals are wrongfully accused and served orders of protection that do not apply to them. In some family law cases, jealous or angry spouses or significant others can request an order of protection against a person based on a false accusation. Circumstances like these can greatly alter your life and limit your ability to see your children, live in your own home, and contact your spouse. If you have been wrongfully served an order of protection, you need to contact my firm right away.

Work with The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend

Are you ready to move forward with your case? If so, it is important that you retain the representation of The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend immediately. I stand ready to provide ethical treatment and experienced legal counsel to each and every client. I know that this time in your life can be difficult and that you may feel like you are up against tough odds, but when you work with my team, you can be assured that your case is in good hands. Contact my Bronx family law firm to get started.

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