Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection during Covid-19

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13th at 12:30 PM


Recent stay-at-home and social distancing orders are making it even more difficult for persons of domestic violence to seek help. As courts continue to operate at limited capacity to stop the spread of COVID-19, the needs and safety of said persons must be considered. Many courthouses have moved to virtual and phone appearances for court hearings, remaining open for priority cases, including emergency protection orders.

Topics include:

• What offenses are required for Orders of Protection?

• Do you file in criminal Court or Family Court?

• Violations of Orders of Protections

• Who you can file against?

• Can you include your children in Orders of Protections?

• What relief will the Court grant in Orders of Protection?

• Rise in alcohol and Domestic Violence

• The stay at home order and rise in Domestic Violence

• Process of filing for Orders of Protection in Courts

• Parties using Orders of Protection to gain an upper hand for custody and divorce

Each first time attendee will be eligible for a discounted consultation with one our Family Matrimonial Attorneys. Attendees who have already had discounted a consultation are not eligible for another one.

If you have any questions about the webinar or our services, please do not hesitate to reach out to Pat Doogan at or 518-218-7100.

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday!

Please Note: The topic of this webinar will focus on Orders of Protection in New York State. You are welcome to attend if you are located elsewhere, but please know that the information provided may not be applicable depending on your location.

Our team of Family & Matrimonial attorneys’ area of practice is limited to matters in New York.

About the Presenter: Michael J. Belsky, Esq.

For years, Michael has been relentlessly fighting for the rights of Capital Region spouses, parents and grandparents in virtually every aspect of family and matrimonial law. As a Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Michael provides representation in matters relating to divorce, parental alienation, separation agreements, annulments, child custody, child support, modifications to child support and child custody, enforcement of divorce decrees, spousal maintenance, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, orders of protection and family offenses.

Learn more about Michael