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Issues of Child Custody and Domestic Violence

If there is any domestic violence present in your home, it will add some key issues to take into account when filing for a divorce and developing child custody arrangements. The following are a few issues to keep in mind while you work to safely transition you and your children into your new life: Keep… Read More »

Cruel and Inhuman Treatment as Grounds for Divorce in New York

As a result of several prominent cases involving NFL athletes, domestic violence has been all over the news in recent weeks. Although the focus of much of this reporting has been on the male-on-female violence that constitutes the largest percentage of cases, it’s worth remembering that domestic violence can occur in any intimate relationship, regardless… Read More »

Shine the Light on Domestic Violence

The behavior is personal and sometimes deadly. Intimate partner violence afflicts every community in the United States, usually behind the closed doors and happy faces presented to the public. New York is no different. By proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo shines a light on the often… Read More »

Orders of Protection and Temporary Restraining Orders

You do not need a lawyer to seek a temporary restraining order in New York. Courthouses and police stations are required to provide an immediate order of protection if you request one. A trial date is set and a hearing is held to see if you qualify for a permanent order of protection. A judge… Read More »