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Getting a Restraining Order to End Abuse

Getting a Restraining Order to End Abuse

Posted By Meyers Law Group || 15-Oct-2011

When someone is threatening you or your family, you should seriously consider seeking a restraining order. This is a legal document that prevents the abuser from approaching or contacting you for a set length of time.

Such orders are often used for victims of domestic violence to keep them protected from their past abusers. To obtain a restraining order, you must go to the court, or hire a Long Island family law attorney who can go to court on your behalf and present your case to a judge. Should the judge deem that your circumstances warrant a restraining order, you will be given a temporary order of protection. In any circumstances where the abuser is your spouse/partner, you may be given temporary custody of your children as well.

If the abuse continues and you still fear for your safety, you can again petition the court, but for a lifetime restraining order. Since these are more difficult to obtain, it is advisable to hire a family law attorney who is experienced in these matters by contacting the Meyers Law Group now.