Yes, if you have witnessed, or have reason to believe that violent or threatening behavior was directed at your minor child, you should take immediate action to protect yourself and your child.
Family court is one option to seek an order of protection to remove the child’s father from the home, while filing a police report and requesting an order of protection will have the same effect in criminal court.
If you experience violence or threats or see those happening, please call 911 right away.
Your safety, and that of your child, is never negotiable.
The police will arrest your child’s father and can help you find a safe place to stay while you work to resolve the situation.
In the meantime, the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino are an excellent resource for families dealing with serious conflict.
Call us today at 718-599-1111 and talk to an experienced domestic violence lawyer for free.