Goshen Domestic Violence Lawyer
Many people don’t want to stay married but they feel stuck. They want to divorce and leave their home but are scared to do so. They may have suffered physical or mental abuse by their spouse. They may fear being abused by their spouse if they mention divorce. This is a serious situation and you need to do what you can to protect yourself. Many people have been injured or even killed at the hands of angry spouses. You need a protective order right away.
Protective orders are available if the alleged abuser and the victim are related by blood or marriage to the alleged victim, are in an intimate relationship, or have a child together. Contact a Goshen domestic violence lawyer from The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. Inform us of your situation and we will assist you in getting the help you need. Our client’s safety is of utmost importance.
Domestic Violence Issues
Protective orders are available if the alleged abuser was related by blood or marriage to the alleged victim, the two people have a child together, or they are in an “intimate relationship,” a rather vague designation. Additionally, the alleged abuser must have committed a family offense, such as:
- Disorderly conduct
- Parental coercive control
- Aggravated harassment
- Reckless endangerment
- Attempted assault
- Criminal mischief
- Sexual misconduct
- Forcible touching
- Sexual abuse
- Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation
- Identity theft
- Grand larceny
The protective order will typically last for an indefinite period of time. If the offense occurred months or even years ago, the protective order will usually still be valid.
Protective orders are versatile and can be used to order your abuser to do certain things or prevent them from doing certain things. Here are some examples of what protections you may have:
- Order the alleged abuser to stop abusing you and your children.
- Order the alleged abuser to leave the home.
- Order the alleged abuser to stay away from you, your home, your workplace, and your family.
- Order the alleged abuser to not come near your children, their school, daycare, or other places they frequent.
- Limit the alleged abuser to third party contact (communicating with you only through a third party only).
- Order the alleged abuser to give up their guns.
- Order the alleged abuser to not intentionally injure or kill any pet that belongs to someone in the household.
- Order the victim temporary custody and order the abuser to pay temporary child support.
Contact The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. Today
During a divorce or other major relationship issue, the safety of one or both parties may be at risk due to emotions going out of control. These are situations in which protective orders can be helpful.
The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. puts the safety of clients first. We obtain protective orders on a routine basis. We also handle protective order defense matters. To schedule a consultation with a Goshen domestic violence lawyer, call (845) 735-1300 or fill out the online form.