Domestic abuse and domestic violence are serious allegations that must be promptly addressed for your own safety.
It may be necessary to ask the court for an order of protection, which will force your spouse to leave the home and stay away, or risk arrest and criminal contempt charges.
Your spouse will also have to surrender any firearms during the period of the order.
Your safety, and the safety of any children you have, are paramount, and we take fast steps to ensure that you have everything you need to feel safe from your spouse.
Domestic violence is very significant in custody fights, and unfortunately the courts see a lot of allegations made.
We work with our clients to ensure that claims can be corroborated, especially with police reports or medical records, but eyewitness statements can be persuasive as well.
The biggest impact of divorcing someone who has abused you is that they lose their power over you and you are able to move on with your life.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help. Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.