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 attorney 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 attorney 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.
The Law Firm You Can Trust
No matter what type of legal challenge you’re experiencing, you don’t need to face it alone. With more than 24 years of experience, our attorneys are fully equipped to advance your best interests and provide the personal level of care you deserve. We focus on achieving winning results for our clients, and this dedication is how we have helped innumerable individuals and families overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.
Let Us Handle Your Legal Crisis
At the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C., we have served individuals and families in Manhattan for over two decades. We have two central goals: to give our clients much-needed peace of mind and achieve the best possible results on their behalf. We accomplish these goals because of our rigorous work ethic, unfailing attention to detail, and personal dedication to the wellbeing of our clients. Your success is our success, and we look forward to helping you overcome your legal challenge as soon as possible. Get in touch with us to schedule your initial consultation—we offer payment plans and flexible scheduling.
favorable divorce terms. 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.