Survivors of domestic violence are entitled to special considerations when they use the legal process to get away from their abusers.
To this end, when you file for divorce in Brooklyn and there is a history of violence in your marriage, the court will protect confidential information like your address and phone number.
You can also file for an order of protection against your spouse as part of your divorce filing, if one is not already in place.
These steps, while significant, do not mean that you’ll never see your spouse again.
They’ll have the opportunity to attend any hearings or other business related to the divorce, but their conduct will be restrained by the order, and any harassment, threats, or other behavior can be actionable as a violation.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino are very familiar with the concerns that survivors of domestic abuse bring to the table in divorce actions.
We can make sure that you have all the protection legally available, and support you through the process.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.