Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in New York, affecting thousands of women and men in our state. At The Colwell Law Group, LLC, we know that you are much more than just a statistic, and that if you are a victim of domestic violence in Warren County, you’re looking for legal protection and relief. Our experienced domestic violence lawyers can help.
Filing a Petition for an Order of Protection in Warren County
One of the first things that you should do if you are a victim of domestic violence is to get yourself to a safe location. You should then start the process of filing a petition for an order of protection. An order of protection is a court-issued order that prohibits your abuser from making contact with you, coming near your home or place of work, carrying a firearm, and more. You may seek an order of protection against another person through the family courts in Warren County if:
- You are related to the individual by marriage or blood;
- You were or currently are married to the individual;
- You are currently or were in an intimate relationship with the individual; or
- You and the individual have a child together.
As a note, it is also possible to seek an order of protection through criminal court. Our lawyers assist clients interested in filing petitions for orders of protection with the family court.