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Attorneys Obtain Temporary Orders of Protection in New York State

Queens lawyers offer advice on protective orders

If you face the threat of violence from your spouse, you don’t have to face it alone. The attorneys at Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law help you get an order of protection to ensure your safety and the safety of your children. Since 1979, we have helped numerous clients throughout New York State shield themselves from physical and emotional abuse by swiftly obtaining temporary orders of protection.

What is an order of protection?

An order of protection — also known as a protective order or restraining order — prohibits the abuser from contacting you or coming within a specified number of feet of you. The court enjoys a wide range of discretion in drafting the order. However, New York State courts require evidence that the person is actually a threat so that it does not limit his or her rights without good cause. The target of the order can challenge it at the hearing. Our law firm assembles the evidence and presents the court with a compelling case that an order of protection is needed.

How to get a protective order in New York

A temporary order of protection is designed to prevent immediate harm. A police call can result in a temporary order, but a hearing must be held to convert the temporary order into a long-term order. While the temporary order is in place, our attorneys use the time to explore long-term solutions to your domestic violence problems, such as:

  • Legal separation or divorce — Physical and psychological abuse are grounds for divorce.
  • Child support — Now that the abuser is out of your home, financial arrangements must be made for the care of your children.
  • Child custody and visitation — Physical and psychological abuse are grounds for challenging the abuser’s parental rights.
  • Spousal maintenance — If divorce is in the cards, you need to think about your financial future.

At Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law, our family law attorneys work with you to design a comprehensive plan for the renewal of your life.

Contact our Queens County attorneys when you are concerned about getting hurt by a former spouse

Rely on Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law to get you the legal protection you need. You can reach us through our online contact form or call us at 347.625.1038 for a consultation. From our offices in Queens and Forest Hills, we serve clients in Nassau and Queens Counties and the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.