Yes, you are still responsible for paying rent or the mortgage even when an order of protection forces you to stay away from your residence.
If you are a leaseholder or own the property, these issues will be addressed at a subsequent hearing, but this is part of why Orders of Protection can be so disastrous to a family’s financial standing.
There may be a period of time where you are required to pay for your part of your home, plus hotel costs, food away from home, and all the rest of it.
It can cripple both parties.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that judges are often more open to modifying a Stay Away order to a Refrain From order, which allows much more flexibility and may save you financially.
If your family is being hurt by an unwise order of protection, call 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.