Staten Island Divorce for Domestic Violence
Legal Counsel for Family Offenses and Domestic Violence Cases
If you need legal help in a case of domestic violence in Staten Island,
Brooklyn, or in the counties of Monmouth or Middlesex, New Jersey, you
will get the legal support and guidance you need from Attorney Adelola
Sheralynn Dow. As a Staten Island divorce lawyer, Attorney Dow is licensed
in New York and New Jersey and can represent you in your domestic violence
matter. State laws assist victims of domestic violence with many legal
protections which our firm can put into place for your benefit.
Legal Protections for Domestic Violence Victims
Domestic violence refers to the assault, battery, sexual assault, intimidation,
or other abusive treatment of a family member, household member, or intimate
partner against another. This abuse can occur between spouses, ex-spouses,
family members, people living together, domestic partners, unmarried parents
of a child, and dating partners. Domestic violence crosses all social
and economic strata, ethnic groups, and religious groups.
Under New York law, an order of protection issued by the courts can protect
victims of domestic violence by prohibiting the abuser from contacting
the victim in any way at home, at work, or at school. A person named in
an order of protection who violates the "stay-away" order can
be arrested by law enforcement and charged with a felony when harassing
or threatening a victim.
Often, domestic violence becomes an issue in
child custody or
visitation cases. In these matters, an order of protection may be issued by the courts
along with a temporary
child support order. Domestic violence cases may be brought before both family and criminal
Contact Staten Island Divorce Attorney A. Sheralynn Dow today if you need legal representation in a case of domestic violence.