Family Offense Petitions

It happens.  There are times during divorce actions, child custody/visitation proceedings, and during every day life when one parent/spouse will engage in an act of domestic violence, assault, harassment or another crime against the other parent/spouse.  The filing and results of family offense petitions are important and can have devastating results. 

For instance, there are times when a family court will issue an order of protection in favor of the complaining parent/spouse against the offending parent/spouse.  The result can be that that offending parent/spouse can no longer be in or near the home, have no contact or communication with the complaining parent/spouse, and/or no contact or communication with their children. 

We have served many clients in the Binghamton, New York area who have filed family offense petitions and who have been accused through family offense petitions