Restraining Orders

Long Island Restraining Order Lawyer

Order of Protection vs Restraining Order NY

Restraining orders are specific orders of protection that can be issued by the courts to limit contact between you and someone who has caused you or your family harm. Although restraining orders can be issued against people living outside of your home, certain protective orders can be issued in situations involving domestic violence within a family.

Restraining orders/protective orders can be issued against:

  • A spouse or former spouse
  • Someone with whom you have a child
  • A blood relative
  • Someone with whom you have had an intimate relationship

It comes as no surprise that the area of family law and divorce happens to deal with some of the most emotional, sensitive, and delicate legal issues. For this reason, we strive to keep your family matters private and confidential. Operating under the highest standards of professionalism, we use our experience, knowledge, and resources to help you obtain the order of protection that is needed to properly resolve your current matter.

What Steps to Take If You Are Experiencing Abuse

Domestic violence criminal charges are pressed by the state, not by the victim, and if your spouse has been arrested you cannot simply request that the police drop the case. In the event that you have factually been abused, you will be glad to know that you have the full protection of the law, as the police in our area take all forms of domestic violence seriously, and if your spouse violates your temporary order of protection in any way, it can lead to another arrest and criminal charges.

You can also petition the court for a restraining order before an arrest has occurred, but the judge will only grant one when there is strong evidence that it is necessary, and an attorney from The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. help you with this. The order can even be extended for up to five years, giving you peace and security at home, work or school after your divorce.

Have You Had a Restraining Order Issued Against You?

We can also assist individuals who have had restraining orders issued against them. In some instances, fraudulent allegations can be made, jeopardizing your ability to stay involved in your children's lives. As a recognized child custody expert, Attorney John Virdone fully realizes the implications that a restraining order can have on your role as a parent in your children's lives. We know what it takes to help protect your rights so that you can maintain an active role in your child's development.

If you are in need of assistance addressing a situation involving domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, stalking, or any other issues that may be putting your family in danger, call our Long Island divorce attorneys immediately.


Contact us today, we know how to swiftly secure an effective legal solution.


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