Brooklyn Restraining Order Lawyer
We Are with You Every Step of the Process
If you need an order of protection (commonly referred to as a restraining
order), you need to take quick action, but you also have to make sure
your steps are effective. New York tries to make the filing process easy,
but you still have to convince a judge. How disheartening if you had your
abuser in court, but because of a few overlooked facts, you couldn't
make your case and the court denied your request? For almost 50 years,
Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. has provided our family law clients with
personalized service and dependable solutions. Our
Brooklyn divorce lawyers accompany you every step of the way, as we build the most compelling case
possible to secure your protection.
What are the steps for getting a family court restraining order?
For our divorce clients, C&L often files for orders of protection in
the Supreme Court, as part of the divorce action. Brooklyn residents who
have pressed criminal charges against an abuser can get a protective order
while that case proceeds through court. For New Yorkers who are not currently
involved in a divorce or criminal case, C&L provides active representation
in family court for orders of protection. Obtaining a family court order
of protection requires the following steps:
Locate your nearest family court .C&L selects the appropriate court for you to file which is the county
in which you reside.
File a petition. C&L prepares the necessary paperwork to ensure that you are not denied
or thrown out on a technicality.
Document all instances of violence or threats. The most important part of your application for a court order consists
of allegations of abuse and any evidence you can offer in support. This
information goes directly to the judge, who will make a decision about
your request. C&L helps you present all information thoroughly, truthfully
Present your case to the judge; request a temporary order of protection. If you need a temporary restraining order, C&L will go with you to
request that the judge issue a temporary order then and there. The clerk
will set a date for a court hearing on your application for a permanent order.
Serve notice to your alleged abuser. C&L can help you hire a process server who will employ a legally sound
procedure to deliver the temporary order and the summons to appear at
Prepare for your hearing. Our diligent attorneys help you gather all possible evidence and witnesses
who can offer compelling testimony.
Attend your hearing. C&L represents you at the hearing. Your alleged abuser should appear
and may have an attorney who will do everything possible to rebut your
case for the restraining order. Our skilled trial lawyers will be fully
prepared to present your best argument for approval.
Family Law Attorneys Get You Protection & Peace of Mind
Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. accompanies and advises clients who need
orders of protection throughout the five boroughs, Westchester and Nassau.
For decisive action to ensure your safety, contact our
Brooklyn family law attorneys at our firm. We intentionally limit our caseloads, so
call today at (888) 539-1887.