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All family law cases can place strain on the parties involved and their families. Maybe none so much as domestic violence and orders of protection cases. If you need an attorney to represent you on either side of a domestic violence case, call the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C.

Choosing the right lawyer is a challenge. When you find the right lawyer, you will find a strong advocate, like our Manhattan domestic violence lawyers at the Law Office at Vivien I. Stark, P.C.

Our domestic violence and orders of protection attorneys are:

  • Prompt and efficient;
  • Compassionate and empathetic; and
  • Experienced in all areas, and on all sides, of domestic violence law.

Do not allow a domestic violence case to run or even ruin your personal and professional life; call the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. and schedule your informative consultation and case review.

How Our Manhattan Orders of Protection Attorneys Can Help You

Domestic violence and orders of protection cases are frightening. It would be best if you had mental and emotional support in addition to legal guidance. At the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C., our Manhattan domestic violence attorneys provide this support while:

  • Listening to your side of the case;
  • Answering your legal questions;
  • Connecting you with other resources that may be of value;
  • Openly communicating with you;
  • Providing you with regular case updates;
  • Tailoring a legal strategy with you to fit your goals; and
  • Preparing a trial-ready case on your behalf.

The domestic violence and orders of protection attorneys at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. are your advocates both inside and outside of the courtroom, presenting evidence on your behalf and advising you of your best options and outcomes along the way.

Contact us today for advice on orders of protection and evidence, divorce, child custody, or any other matter. The Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. is ready to help you.

What Is Domestic Violence in Manhattan?

In New York, domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors one partner in an intimate relationship uses to maintain power and control over another.

There are several types of domestic abuse, including:

  • Verbal abuse;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • Emotional abuse;
  • Mental abuse;
  • Physical abuse; and
  • Economic abuse.

Who Does Manhattan Consider as Intimate Relations?

An intimate relationship may be a relationship between a household or family members. However, it can also involve:

  • Married or previously married couples;
  • Couples with common children;
  • People related by marriage or blood;
  • Unmarried domestic partners; and
  • People in or previously engaged in intimate relationships.

Victims and those accused of domestic abuse need not cohabitate or be in a relationship of a sexual nature.

Determining an Intimate Relationship

When determining the existence of an intimate relationship amongst people, the court looks to the following factors:

  • The nature the relationship;
  • The consistency of the relationship; and
  • The length of the relationship.

Casual friends and those who work together are not in intimate relationships.

What Is a Family Court Order of Protection?

A family court order of protection is part of a civil court proceeding, such as divorce. It directs an alleged offender, usually a family member, to cease injuring, threatening, harassing, or otherwise abusing any affected individuals.

Orders of Protection may demand an alleged offender to:

  • Leave the home;
  • Follow custody order;
  • Not possess a firearm.

Family court proceedings for orders of protection are confidential. It is a crime to violate any order of protection.

Contact a Manhattan Domestic Violence Lawyer Today

If you are experiencing abuse or are facing accusations of domestic violence in a family law case, contact the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. today. You can count on our domestic abuse and orders of protection attorneys to provide you with assertive representation and honest advice about your family law matter.

The Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. proudly serves Manhattan and the surrounding New York City area. Schedule your consultation with a firm that has the experience and resources to pursue even the most complex of family law issues.