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Millions of people live in Westchester County. Some of those persons could be dangerous. Not all dangerous people are strangers. Spouses going through divorce proceedings may find the relationship between them comes with an element of potential or realized violence. Perhaps violent behavior motivates the prime reason for the divorce.

Your Safety Is Protected by the Law

Pursuant to the laws of New York State, “If you are the victim of domestic violence, you may request that the officer assist in providing for your safety and that of your children, including providing information on how to obtain a temporary order of protection. You may also request that the officer assist you in obtaining your essential personal effects and locating and taking you, or assist in making arrangements to take you, and your children to a safe place within such officer’s jurisdiction, including but not limited to a domestic violence program, a family member’s or a friend’s residence, or a similar place of safety. When the officer’s jurisdiction is more than a single county, you may ask the officer to take you or make arrangements to take you and your children to a place of safety in the county where the incident occurred. If you or your children are in need of medical treatment, you have the right to request that the officer assist you in obtaining such medical treatment. You may request a copy of any incident reports at no cost from the law enforcement agency.” (from yonkersny.gov)

The Issue of Violent Behavior

An order of protection can be issued if one spouse feels he/she is threatened by another spouse. Different courts may issue an order of protection. In divorce proceedings, the family court would process the request. An order of protection, in essence, bars certain behaviors on the part of one spouse. He/she may be denied contact with the other soon-to-be ex-spouse or may be required to relinquish firearms.

Procuring an Order or Protection

A specific form must be filled out and presented to the judge in NY family court. The form allows the petitioner to clearly spell out the specific dangers the other spouse presents. The judge can review the document and render a decision based on both the content on the form and any arguments brought forth by both attorneys. Questions about any children the two parties may have together would be noted on the form. Things can become complex when filing for an order of protection and custody rights must be addressed.

Clearly, the filing of an order or protections reflects a very serious situation between the two divorces parties. Retaining the best possible attorney to stress the seriousness of the situation becomes critical in order to arrive at the desired — and appropriate — result.

Dangers of Violence and Stalking

Domestic violence presents a threat to the life and safety of the person targeted for the violence. Dissolving a marriage helps the process of getting away from an abusive spouse. The danger a spouse poses might not go away after a separation or when divorce proceedings take place.

In some cases, the violence might commence after the divorce is initiated. Stalking and other threatening behavior might take place. Living in great fear over the potential escalation of violence can be enormously stressful and frightening. Seeking protections from the court makes sense for those dealing with such fear and worry.

 

Filing the petition for an order of protection and presenting all the facts of the case to the court should increase the chances of a favorable outcome.

The other spouse might argue against the order of protection for any number of reasons. Again, the best possible counsel must be retained in order to improve the likelihood of a preferable decision.

Your Rights as a Domestic Violence Victim

According to New York legislation, “You have the right to seek legal counsel of your own choosing and if you proceed in family court and if it is determined that you cannot afford and attorney, one must be appointed to represent you without cost to you. You may ask the district attorney or a law enforcement officer to file a criminal complaint. You have the right to have your petition and request for an order of protection filed on the same day you appear in court, and such request must be heard that same day or the next day court is in session.” (from yonkersny.gov)

Both the family court and the criminal court have the authority to issue an order of protection from conduct constituting a family offense.  Such an order can include, among other provisions, an order for the respondent or defendant to stay away from you and your children. The family court can also order payment of temporary child support and award temporary custody of your children. If you need help and the family court is not in session at the time you need it, you may alternatively seek immediate assistance from the criminal court in obtaining an order of protection. The forms you require to obtain for an order of protection are available from the Yonkers family court and also from the Yonkers criminal court. 

Addressing False Claims

To file a criminal complaint or a family court petition that contains allegations that are knowingly false is a crime. Nevertheless, what happens if the claims made about a spouse in an order of protection petition are false?

As unfortunate it may be, a spouse could make false claims in court. Among those false assertions would be false claims of violence. An experienced attorney understands how to counter the false claims and do so in a professional and compelling manner. Counterarguments do need to be believable. A skilled attorney should be able to put forth the necessary credibility for the counterargument to carry weight.

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The critical nature of filing or disputing an order of protection in New York City must be placed in the most capable of legal hands. Planning a meeting with an attorney to better discuss matters likely should be done without unnecessary delays.


Based on 362 reviews.
Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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