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Orders of Protection in Brooklyn

When a family member becomes threatening or violent towards a spouse, children, or others, it is necessary for everyone’s safety that proper action is taken to protect those who may be harmed. It is vital that you protect yourself and others when there is danger of harm.

When this situation arises in Brooklyn, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-725-9601 for a free, confidential assessment.

Our attorneys have worked with hundreds of families in Brooklyn as they grapple with Family Law issues, including the need to petition the court for an Order of Protection.

Sometimes called “Restraining Orders,” an Order of Protection sets limits on how an abusive or potentially abusive family member may interact with you, your children, and others.

The Order may require a spouse to vacate your home, require that visits with children be supervised by a court official, force the abuser to stay away from your workplace, and limit communications like phone calls or cyber contact to stop harassment.

While seeking an Order of Protection is a serious step, the process exists for serious cases where you feel that you are endangered by a family member’s recklessness or temper.

Threats of violence, or actual violence, are never acceptable in an intimate relationship, and if your current spouse, former partner, or other family member is threatening or hurting you or your children, you must act.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino have years of experience in these extremely delicate matters. We understand that the first job is the client’s physical safety, but that there are big ramifications within the family when a relationship becomes abusive.

We can help connect you and your family to resources that can help as you separate yourself and your children from danger.

Unfortunately, this situation is far too common. In the practice of family law, some of the hardest and most rewarding cases we deal with involve helping a spouse or partner get free of an abusive relationship. Once a Temporary Order of Protection is secured, all parties have some space for “cooling off” and clearer heads.

Aside from requiring that the family member leave you alone, the court may also require your abuser to pay court costs and counseling or other support you may need.

Our attorneys understand the anguish that a situation like this causes within the family, and you can count on the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino for compassion, discretion, and toughness. We will be beside you every step of the way, and fight to protect your interests.

When a relationship becomes abusive, the most important thing you can do is get away and find safety. We can help. When you’ve had enough of threats, violence, and other unacceptable behavior, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-725-9601 for a free, friendly consultation.