Domestic Violence? Take Action Immediately

Whether you’ve been abused or accused of abuse, any situation involving domestic violence requires immediate action. Find an attorney with the legal knowledge to respond swiftly and properly to help avoid any further damage.

At The Colwell Law Group, LLC, our Albany domestic violence lawyers have more than 20 years of combined experience in the family law courts throughout New York State. To learn more about our experience handling domestic violence cases, schedule a confidential consultation by calling 518-462-4242 or e-mail our family law office today.

Filing Charges Of Domestic Violence

If you’re filing charges of domestic violence – whether on your own behalf or on behalf of your children – then safety should be your first priority. Call 911 immediately if you believe you are in danger.


Our spousal abuse and child neglect lawyers help clients file family offense and/or neglect petitions in family court to make the abuse stop. In severe cases, a criminal complaint may be appropriate. Once a petition is filed, you may obtain an order for protection (OFP) to make it illegal for the abuser to come close to you or your children. An OFP can last as long as five years.

Accused of Abuse? Know Your Legal Options.

If you’ve been accused of abuse, it can be easy to forget that you also have rights that must be respected. By now, you may have already been served with an order for protection – follow that order to the letter. Violating it will hurt your future prospects dramatically and can even result in criminal misdemeanor charges.

Whether you have been abused or accused of domestic violence, we can help. Our attorneys’ knowledge and experience with both sides of the law give us a broad perspective on these cases that other attorneys lack. For a consultation, call 518-462-4242 or e-mail our New York spousal abuse lawyers.

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