It can be a difficult thing to talk about and to admit, even to close friends and family. Domestic violence is a problem getting increasing attention in New York City media because of recent incidents involving sports stars and celebrities, as well as on campuses and in our nation’s military.
Because of the nature of the crime, victims of domestic violence often have difficulty protecting themselves, which is why it makes sense to enlist the aid of an attorney experienced in obtaining orders of protection.
The Mandel Law Firm understands that domestic violence can be a significant part of divorce proceedings and in everyday life, requiring prompt, effective and confidential legal action.
The same sort of swift action is required as well in matters of child abuse, neglect and child removal proceedings.
In some situations, an attorney can help a help protect a parent falsely accused of child abuse or neglect. Sometimes false allegations are used as weapons by a spouse in divorce proceedings or a child custody dispute. The accusations can be damaging and if not addressed effectively, result in unfavorable court decisions on matters of visitation and custody.
Likewise, false accusations of domestic violence can also cause irreparable damage in a contested divorce if not rebutted promptly and effectively.
These matters are invariably emotionally difficult for victims of domestic violence and for those who are falsely accused of domestic violence. An attorney brings a dispassionate perspective to the chaos that can swirl around these difficult family matters; one focused on the law and how to use it in court and in negotiations to protect the client.
Please see our domestic violence page for more information about our law firm.