In many acrimonious cases, whether a pending divorce case or a typical case in Family Court, there are often allegations of abuse (physical or otherwise). All parties must understand that both the Supreme Court and Family Court have the power to issue Orders of Protection. These can be a full “stay-away” or a more limited order. These Orders of Protection significantly complicate the pending case. These Orders of Protection often involve the children and may impair the parent from spending time with or even seeing their children. More seriously, these can ultimately result in criminal charges. Please note, a violation of an Order of Protection can result in an arrest for a felony. The Firm of Joseph O’Shea has dealt with a multitude of these cases, both in Supreme and Family Court as well as Criminal Court. His substantial early years in handling criminal cases ( both prosecuting and defending), makes him the client’s choice should such an issue come on board.