Domestic Violence Lawyer in Manhattan
At the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C., we take domestic violence cases very seriously—and so does the New York court system. These matters require an unfailing sense of urgency and personal dedication to each client’s safety and wellbeing, and we are ready to use a variety of legal strategies to help protect your rights and keep you and your loved ones safe.
In more cases than people realize, domestic violence either causes divorce or is an immediate effect of divorce. Many people, in fact, experience the highest risk of domestic violence when they decide to leave their relationship. When you contact the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C., you can trust our attorneys to handle your case with compassion, efficiency, and care. We can help you navigate these waters and help you safely leave your relationship.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence refers to several types of behaviors that a person inflicts upon their spouse, the parent of their child, another family member, or their roommate.
These behaviors can include:
- Destroying property or possessions
- Committing physical harm
- Committing sexual assault
One of the best ways to stop these behaviors is having an attorneys file a temporary order of protection. This will take effect the day you file it, and it will last until the next court date, upon which you may acquire a final order of protection.
An order of protection can cover your children, as well. If the parent of your children acquires visitation rights, you can request supervised visitation, and we recommend arranging visits in public spaces.
If you have been falsely accused of abusing your spouse or children, we can help you preserve your parental rights, and safeguard your freedom. Everyone deserves top-quality counsel and representation, and we are here to support you during this stressful time.