Tag Archives: domestic violence

Domestic Violence Incidents Expected to Rise During Social Distancing

One of the many negative side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people who are in abusive relationships may find themselves trapped at home with their abuser. This can make it more difficult for them to get the help they need to escape their situation. Numerous public health officials and social workers have predicted… Read More »

Can You Represent Yourself in New York Family Court?

Family Court in New York handles petitions to modify custody, visitation and child support orders established during divorce proceedings in the state Supreme Court. In addition, unmarried parents go to Family Court when seeking to establish support obligations and custody rights. Though you have the right to initiate and proceed through a case in Family… Read More »

What Do You Mean I Have to Stay in the Same House as My Spouse After I File for Divorce?

It can occasionally be a surprise to people filing for divorce that the court will not take any action to force one spouse out of the home during the divorce process. Generally, the courts leave living arrangements up to the spouses themselves to decide, unless there has been a history of domestic violence. Obviously, this… Read More »

Can I Remove My Spouse from the Home?

If you are going through a divorce, you may wonder if you have any recourse to remove your spouse from the family home. It is understandable to feel uncomfortable about continuing to share living space with a spouse from whom you are separated and/or preparing to divorce, but you may find it difficult to remove… Read More »

What to Know About Temporary Orders of Protection in New York

An order of protection is a type of court order issued with the intent of limiting the behavior and actions of a person who threatens or harms another person in any way. It is frequently used for situations involving domestic violence, but can be used in a wide variety of circumstances. There are multiple kinds… Read More »

Domestic Violence Has a Big Impact on Child Custody Decisions

Domestic violence will have a significant impact on your life and your general safety. Your first priority as a victim should always be to seek assistance to get to safety and protect yourself against your abuser. As you go through the divorce process as a victim of abuse, you can be certain that abuse will… Read More »

Divorce Not Always as Easy as it Should Be for Domestic Violence Victims

One would think that instances of domestic violence in marriage would make it relatively easy for the victim to get out of the abusive relationship. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, both in New York and beyond, as a recent article in The New York Times outlines in an article that tells the stories… Read More »

Family Law Orders & Personal Security in the Wake of the D.C. Shootings

The Navy actually uses better screening for clearance than almost any other organization/branch of government or private industry. In fact, for the Navy, an allegation of adultery can prevent someone from obtaining or maintaining security clearance. Notably, during the D.C. shootings (the unfortunate and most percent mass shooting claiming the lives of 12 people) has… Read More »

Grounds a Parent Can Use to Seek Full Custody or Child Support

In making decisions about child custody and support, New York family courts consider many factors, including the maturity, morality, and stability of each parent and their willingness to make decisions in the best interest of their children. They also consider how well each parent communicates and cooperates with the other on matters related to their… Read More »

A Help and a Hindrance: Improper Protective Orders

An order of protection is a powerful tool. Throughout New York, orders of protection help to protect individuals and their families from threats of violence, or abuse at the hands of another. Filed by a petitioner, a protective order can require the respondent to stay away from a family home or workplace, require payment of… Read More »