A temporary restraining order (TRO) is given by the court in the event
that a person is believed to be causing harm to you or is stalking you.
Here in the state of New York, this is called an
Order of Protection, which essentially will be a legal document that is to act as a barrier
between you and the undesirable person who wants to harm you. In many
cases a TRO is used in
domestic violence situations, though not always. You may have a co-worker who is continually
harassing you, or an ex-boyfriend who won't stop following you home
at night, etc.; or you can be married and fearful for the safety and wellbeing
of yourself and your children.
What can this document do for you? While it cannot physically stop someone
from coming after you, it will act as a legal warning that if they do
come near you or hurt you that there will be consequences for their actions.
In the event a judge approves a TRO the person it is filed against will
kept from having any form of contact with you in person, over the internet,
phones, etc. from you or anyone in your family. Not only does a TRO protect
you as a person, it can also act as a shield for your property such as
coming close to your home or near your car or places that you go to like
work, your child's day care or school and the like. Under any circumstance
that the person violates the order, you can contact the local police for
them to enforce the document by requiring them to live or even putting
them behind bars.
These orders can be made against anyone who is seeking to threaten, harm
or otherwise cause you to feel threatened or harassed. Domestic violence
includes not only husbands or wives, but also against ex-spouse, girlfriends,
boyfriends, civil union partners, or other relative. As stated previously,
while domestic violence is often times the situation for these orders,
that is not always the case. In order to file a TRO you will want to contact
a family lawyer in Long Island in order to petition the county court.
At the Meyers Law Group, we have extensive experience working with those
who feel that their life is being threatened in a domestic violence situation
and we can help you seek the legal protection that you will need in this
time. Not only that, but we can help you go about the process to file
for divorce and seek after child custody over your children in order to
protect them from the dangerous person if it is a spouse.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.