What is an order of protection?

An order of protection is issued by the court to limit the behavior of someone who harms or threatens to harm another person. It is used to address various types of safety issues, including, but not limited to situations involving domestic violence. Family Courts, criminal courts, and Supreme Courts can all issue orders of protection. For information and hotline numbers for addressing situations involving domestic violence.

An order of protection may direct the offending person not to injure, threaten or harass you, your family, or any other person(s) listed in the order. It may include, but is not limited to, directing him/her to:

  • stay away from you and your children
  • move out of your home
  • follow custody orders
  • pay child support
  • not have a gun

Where can I get more help?

A person in a dangerous emergency situation requiring immediate intervention should call 911 for assistance.

For additional court information, consult CourtHelp or the Court/HelpCenters.

You can call any of these numbers – day or night. The hotline operators can answer your specific questions and direct you to further resources.

  • NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
    212-714-1141 (24-hour English and Spanish Hotline)
  • NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline Numbers:
    English: 1-800-942-6906
    TTY: 1-800-818-0656
    Spanish: 1-800-942-6908
    TTY: 1-800-780-7660
    In NYC: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311
    TTY: 1-866-604-5350

For further help and information regarding what to do in a situation of domestic violence:

If you need assistance serving your order of protection visit www.undisputedlegal.com or call 1-800-774-6922 Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm. “When you want it done right the first time” contact Undisputedlegal.com

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