When a divorce action includes an order of protection based on a domestic violence incident, both matters will be assigned to the Integrated Domestic Violence Court, where a single judge will preside over your divorce, any hearings related to the order of protection, and any other actions or proceedings involving your family.
The order of protection will most likely remain in effect, but you will be allowed to participate in your divorce, be in court for hearings, and so on.
It is extremely important that you respect the limitations imposed by the order of protection, and not use the courthouse venue as an opportunity to take actions that will violate it and possibly lead to contempt charges.
With cases as complex as IDV divorce and domestic violence cases, it’s important that you work with the most experienced attorneys you can find.
Call Friedman & Ranzenhofer today at 585-484-7432 for a legal consultation with experienced Buffalo IDV divorce attorneys.