Abuse is extremely serious, and when we work with clients who’ve experienced family violence during a marriage, one of our first steps is to ask the court for an order of protection against your spouse.
This will force your spouse out of the marital residence, keeping you safe from threats and violence.
If you have children, an order of protection and a request for supervised visitation can help protect you from custody interference and even kidnapping.
Domestic violence charges can restrict your spouse’s child custody and visitation considerably, as the court weighs factors to arrive at a custody situation that reflects the best interest of the child. An abusive household is not one the courts want to put a child into.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we’ve worked with many clients who’ve found the strength to leave an abusive spouse.
We can help you. Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer for free.