Westchester County Attorneys - Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects many individuals throughout the State of New York. Our lawyers at the Law Office of Grimes & Zimet have handled numerous domestic violence cases over their 75 years of combined legal experience. We understand the sensitive nature of these types of cases and are determined to gain your trust and secure your safety as effectively and efficiently as possible. As a former police officer, supervisor and legal advisor of The New York City Police Department, John Grimes was involved with domestic disputes at the grass roots level.
Our firm is dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you understand the steps that are necessary to protect you from future abuse. One possible step is securing an order of protection, which is much like a restraining order. The lawyers at our firm have handled many cases in which orders of protection were necessary in order to secure the safety of the parties involved.
Domestic violence matters can be brought in the Family Court, local Criminal Courts and The Supreme Court. Domestic Violence Parts have been established in New York State to give a single judge the authority to handle, family, criminal and matrimonial matters.
Domestic violence may also play a role in your ability to obtain a divorce and the distribution of marital property. It may be considered an element in an allegation of cruel and inhuman treatment. In extreme cases, a victim of domestic violence may be awarded an excess share of the marital property not available under normal circumstance.
Contact the Westchester County domestic violence attorneys at the office of Grimes & Zimet today. We offer flexible appointment times in order for you to schedule a meeting with a lawyer at our firm when it is convenient for you. You have options. Let us help you learn more about how you can escape your abusive situation today.