Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects many individuals throughout the State of New York. The experienced lawyers in our Matrimonial & Family Law group understand the sensitive nature of these types of cases and are dedicated to protecting your rights and gaining your trust. Your safety is important to us and we want to help you understand the steps necessary to protect you from your abuser. On this page, we provide answers to several frequently asked questions relating to Domestic Violence.
Answer: One possible option is to secure an order of protection, which is very similar to a restraining order. We can help you do this.
Answer: Among other things, the judge can order the respondent or defendant:
Answer: Domestic violence matters can be brought in the Family Court, local Criminal Courts and the Supreme Court. Domestic Violence Parts in the courts have been established in New York to give a single judge the authority to handle, family, criminal and matrimonial matters.
Domestic violence may play a role in the divorce process. Indeed, domestic violence must be considered in awarding custody. Additionally, domestic violence may affect the distribution of assets if the court determines there has been "egregious" fault. If there is a domestic violence allegation, the lawyers in our Matrimonial & Family Law group will bring their many years of experience to develop a strategy on how the matter should go forward.
If you think you may require the assistance of McCarthy Fingar's Matrimonial & Family Law group, please contact Kathleen Donelli by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (914-385-1010) or Dolores Gebhardt by email (email@example.com) or phone (914-385-1016).