Order Of Protection

Attorney Assisting Clients in Domestic Abuse Cases

If you feel that you or your children are in danger from the behaviors of another, a court order can help protect you. Contact The Steward Law Firm of to speak to our attorney about your situation as soon as possible. The Steward Law Firm can act promptly to obtain an order of protection to ensure the safety and well-being of you and your children.

An order of protection from the court prohibits certain acts against you. Dangerous, violent, or disturbing behaviors that the court can help protect you from include:

In cases of domestic violence, you can get an order of protection from a Family Court against a current or former spouse, a person with whom you have had a child, a family member that you are related to by blood or marriage, or someone with whom you have had an intimate relationship.

How can an order protect me?

In an order of protection, a judge can demand the defendant to stop any abusive behavior, such as assault, menacing, stalking, or similar misconduct. The judge can also order the defendant to be removed from your residence by law enforcement and prohibit the defendant from contacting you at home, at work, at school, or any other place you name, and from telephoning, sending emails, or writing you letters.

Judges can also protect your children, such as giving you legal custody, ordering child support from the defendant, and requiring any visitations between your children and the defendant to be supervised. Those who violate orders of protection can be arrested, given a jail sentence, be charged with a more serious crime, be prohibited from owning guns, be required to pay for medical or other expenses caused by the abuse, or be put on probation.

Contact the Steward Law Firm if You Need Help

We are dedicated to advocating for you before the court and assisting you in your legal action. Our firm stands ready to help you in any situation requiring legal protection in a domestic violence matter.If you are in fear for yourself or your loved ones, do not hesitate to call the Steward Law Firm.