An order of protection, also known as a restraining order, is a court order that prevents a certain individual from coming within a certain distance of your home, your place of work, your car, and other areas. These orders are court mandated, and they are designed to protect individuals from violence, abuse, and other actions. If you have been the victim of domestic violence, then you may benefit from this restraining order for your future. It is also important to know that domestic violence as a form of inhuman treatment is a ground for divorce in the state of New York.
It is important to know that there essentially four types of people that you can obtain this order of protection against through family court:
It is also important to know that a violation of an order of protection is a serious matter. If you have an order of protection against someone and this individual violates the order, then you can file a notice of a violation with the court, as well as take other legal action to notify the authorities. The results of a violation can include a jail sentence, probation, arrest, stricter sentencing for additional violations, and many other actions.
At the Law Office of Diane Martin-Grande, we are dedicated to excellent representation for our clients, and if you have suffered from abuse or violence in the past, then you can be sure that we will stand by you to pursue the future that you need if you choose to work with us.
With years of experience in representing the residents of Rome, New York, we can assist you in whatever family law matter that you face. Contact us today for the representation that you need in your case.