Attorneys for Orders of Protection on Long Island

Urgent legal action and reliable advice to secure yourself and your family

You can obtain orders of protection in Family Court or district court. In Family Court, these "O" docket cases are labeled family offenses. Upon your petition, you can receive one of two remedies:

  • Stay away order of protection
  • Refrain from order of protection

If your petition is sufficiently compelling, the judge may add a clause directing either or both parties to

  • Parenting classes
  • Anger management
  • Counseling treatment
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Substance abuse evaluations
  • Drug testing

When you need an order of protection

You should get an order of protection if you suspect the following in regards to the other parent:

  • Drug use
  • Mental problem
  • Commission of a family offense such as harassment, threats or physical abuse

Get assistance to file an order of protection

People do attempt to obtain orders of protection from the Family Court by themselves. They would be better served by coming to Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. We prepare the petition, with a concise and compelling statement of facts, so it is clear to the judge why you need the order.

At Family Court, parties try to explain their situation to an overworked court clerk who usually doesn't have enough time to go over all of the facts. Nor does the clerk have the skills to highlight to the judge their urgent need for the order of protection. But Salamone & Associates does. We get results because we take an aggressive stance, and we put ourselves in your shoes, understanding your need for immediate action.

Defending against orders of protection

Conversely, we fully understand how orders of protection are misused, overused and abused. Indeed, family law practitioners often joke how Family Court gives out orders of protections "like candy," and that the court should have a drive-thru window. Of course, every judge wants to err on the side of caution, rather than answer to the media after someone gets hurt.

But this "better safe than sorry" attitude can cause extreme financial and emotional hardship to people who are the targets of false allegations or overreaching statements. If you've been served unjustly with an order of protection requiring you to stay away from your house or refrain from communicating with your spouse or children, contact us immediately.

Retain an aggressive attorney for protective orders to fight on your side

Salamone & Associates succeeds in order of protection cases because we know how to present our client in the best light. In the text of your petition, with pre-appearance advice and emotional support in the courtroom, we help you impress the court with your responsible demeanor. If you truly want the judge to hear your side of the story, bring our firm to court.

Contact Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. online for a free initial consultation with our skilled attorneys for your order of protection issue. Since most order of protection cases are urgent, we suggest you call us immediately at 631.424.3597.