Domestic abuse is a widespread problem that cuts across socioeconomic strata. Violence between domestic partners becomes even more prevalent during emotional transitions such as divorce, separation or child custody disputes.
Helping Victims Pursue Legal Intervention
New York law offers protection against domestic abuse. Civil court orders, called orders of protection, lend the weight of the law to keep abusers away from victims. These orders carry the teeth necessary for preventing further contact, as violations can result in criminal consequences. Enlisting the help of an attorney is essential for taking full advantage of these protections.
If you need help pursuing or enforcing an order of protection, turn to The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC, in Patchogue. I am Robert Dapelo, a Long Island lawyer handling orders of protection. I will apply more than 25 years of litigation experience to aggressively protect you and your children.
Defending Against Allegations Of Abuse
While domestic abuse is a serious problem, so, too, are false or inflated allegations of abuse. Ungrounded accusations can be a means of manipulating the system. Unscrupulous parties sometimes use them to gain the upper hand in pending family law proceedings. Once made, these allegations can derail your reputation and pose harsh consequences. You could be forced to have zero contact with your partner or children. Your right to bear arms may also be impacted. It's important to act quickly in securing a strong defense.
I have handled orders for protection involving all types of situations. My experience representing both sides gives me a well-rounded perspective on how to effectively advocate for clients. You can count on me to fight for you each step of the way.
Discuss Your Next Steps During A Free Consultation
To learn more about how I can help, call my office in Patchogue at 631-654-9500 or toll free at 888-325-6199. You can also feel free to contact me online.