White Plains Domestic Violence Lawyer Provides Legal Protections to Affected Spouses, Partners and Children.

Allegations of Domestic Violence Will Seriously Complicate Divorce Issues, Especially Those Related to Child Custody, Visitation & Relocation. For the accused, they can also result in criminal charges and a criminal record, exclusion from the home, jail time, fines, court-ordered therapy, probation and a very damaged reputation.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) cites that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes. Domestic Violence has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.

Throughout my legal career, I have been very active as a White Plains Domestic Violence attorney. I worked at the Pace Women’s Justice Center, where I was instrumental in launching Project Deter, a program for victims of Domestic Violence. I also helped create the Family Court Legal Assistance Program (FCLAP), which provides a service network for Domestic Violence victims and their families. FCLAP still operates today, in both the White Plains & Yonkers Family Courts.

Whether you are the victim or the accused in a Domestic Violence situation, I can afford you both the necessary legal protections and defense particular to your case. I work to assure that you receive fair treatment and have your rights and your physical person protected, throughout the legal process.

The State of New York takes allegations of Domestic Violence very seriously. These laws are gender-neutral, apply to both traditional and same-sex relationships and extend to abuse perpetrated upon various family members, in addition to spouses, partners and children.

Domestic Violence is not limited to allegations of physical abuse, but emotional, psychological, mental and financial abuse, as well.

Some of the actions that can be considered Domestic Violence:

  1. Physical assault or attempted assault.

  1. Sexual assault, abuse or misconduct.

  1. Harassment, stalking or menacing, in person, online and even through the mail.

  1. Strangulation, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct.

One of the most immediate & effective steps I can take on behalf of victims of Domestic Violence, is to ask the court to issue an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order, which limit the alleged offender’s behavior in order to protect victims from further abuse.

If you have been the victim of, or have been accused of Domestic Violence in family law proceedings, you need legal representation to protect yourself, your family & your rights. Contact me today for that counsel.

White Plains Domestic Violence Attorney, Karen M. Jansen, serves Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Harrison, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Pelham, Rye and all Westchester County, Rockland County, New York City and New York State communities.