New York Protection Order Lawyer


Helping You Deal With Abuse Issues on Staten Island

An order of protection can be used to protect yourself against an abusive spouse. Unfortunately, an angry spouse can misuse this order (also known as a restraining order) to kick you out of the home and gain the upper hand during a divorce dispute.

At the law firm of Anne-Louise DePalo in Dongan Hills, Staten Island, New York, we represent victims of domestic violence as well as people who are accused of domestic violence before or during the divorce process. As your Staten Island Domestic Violence Attorney, we respect the dignity of every person.

If You Are Victim of Domestic Violence

You do not have to live with a spouse who abuses or threatens you. As your lawyer, we will guide you through the legal process of obtaining an order of protection. Every party and children of the marriage needs to be safe.

As a part of this order, your spouse will be barred from having any contact with you and must stay away from your home or place of employment. You will receive exclusive use of your home, and your spouse will be ordered to pay temporary support to help you pay bills such as the mortgage. If you have children, you may petition the court to order temporary custody.

If You Are Accused of Spousal Abuse

If you are falsely accused of domestic violence, it can have a very negative effect on your life. In as little as one day’s time, you can be thrown out of your home and denied access to your children. Your employment may also be adversely affected.

As your lawfirm, we can represent you at your hearing to try and prevent a temporary order of protection from becoming permanent. If you are going through a divorce, another way to resolve the case is to finalize your divorce as quickly as possible so the order may be discontinued as part of the overall settlement.

To schedule an attorney consultation to discuss domestic violence: Call 718-351-3746 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. The DePalo Law Firm is located on 94 Hancock Street in Dongan Hills, Staten Island, New York.

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