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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 »

What is an Order of Protection?

An order of protection, often known colloquially as a restraining order, is a type of legal document that protects you and your property from another person. In the realm of family law, orders of protection are often issued toward ex-spouses who are or have been abusive or who refuse to stay out of the lives… Read More »

“I’m Going to Kill You” & the Other Horrible Things Your Spouse is Allowed to Say to You

On May 13th, the Court of Appeals of New York ruled that the Penal Law 240.30(1)(a) statute for Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree is “unconstitutionally vague and overbroad”.1 This statute focuses on someone’s actions which have intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person. The Court looked to People v. Dietze where the… 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 »

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 »