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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


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A divorce ends the marital relationship between spouses. As part of a divorce or even a pre-divorce decision or agreement, you and your spouse may live separate and apart from each other.

If you have experienced abuse from your spouse, a divorce and decision to separate by themselves do not keep your abuser away. In particular, you may need protection even before you can file for divorce or have it granted by a court.

A restraining order can afford you that protection — pre-divorce and post-divorce. This type of order restrains, or prohibits, your abuser from, among other things:

* Contacting you through telephone, in person, email, texts, messages, writing
* Going to your residence, place of employment, school, children’s school or daycare
* Following you
* Harassing, assaulting, stalking you through cyber or other means, or threatening you.

Beyond the no-contact provisions, a restraining or protective order forbids the person from possessing a handgun, rifle or other firearm during the duration of the order, can require the person to attend anger management or domestic violence counseling, and award you attorney fees you may to pay to get the restraining order.

You may request that the children be permitted to remain with you, but a restraining order does not award permanent custody. If you seek custody or visitation, you will need to file a separate action. In a custody lawsuit, the court determines custody, visitation and placement arrangements which promote the best interests of the children.

What Must You Show to Get a Restraining Order?

Spouses or former spouses qualify for restraining orders. Even if you are not married to your abuser, a domestic violence protective or restraining order can help you if you are or recently have been in a dating relationship.

You may get a restraining order by proving acts of abuse or that you have been placed or are in fear for your safety or that of your children. While sexual assault, hitting, pushing, kicking, grabbing and other assaults definitely qualify, they are by no means the exclusive grounds. Abuse can take mental, emotional and other forms. Examples of these acts include:

* Threats in person, by social media or otherwise of violence, use of a firearm or other weapon
* Threats of suicide or self-harm, especially when intended to force or cause you to stay in the relationship
* Being locked in a room
* Not being allowed by the abuser to leave a room, home or vehicle
* Trespass
* Withholding money, property, access to bank account or your own credit cards
* Coercing you to not find employment, to visit family, friends or others or to leave the home
* Unwelcome and repeated telephone calls or texts including hang ups
* Damaging or destroying property, such as by throwing items or tearing them, during arguments or other episodes of anger
* Stalking, as manifested by continuous following, photographing, video recording, texting, messaging, calling, sending unsolicited or unwanted gifts, or showing up at your place of work or business
* Causing substantial or severe emotional distress through social media or online posts
* Impaired or reckless driving while you or children are passengers.

How to Request a Restraining Order

If you need a restraining order, you can file a lawsuit. In most clerk of court offices, you will find forms that you complete to start the process. A family services agency or domestic violence agency can guide you in completing the forms and filing them with the court. Divorce or other family law attorneys represent clients in need of restraining orders and can file the complaint or appear with the victim in court after the case is filed.

The forms will ask you for information such as:

* Names and ages for you, the person against whom you seek the restraining order, and your children
* The specific actions you contend constitute abuse, domestic violence or are other grounds for the restraining order, along with the dates the actions took place
* Whether you wish to have possession of a vehicle or residence or temporary custody of the children
* Other addresses at which the defendant is to stay away.

Where harm has occurred, is occurring or is imminent, you may request an ex parte order. This grants you immediate, emergency relief before the court conducts a hearing and gives the defendant an opportunity to refute or defend against the allegations. In the meantime, the ex parte order prohibits your spouse, former spouse, or former significant other from having contact with you, going to your home or place of employment, harassing you or committing other acts of abuse. As with a permanent restraining order, the court can hold the restrained person in contempt for violating an ex parte or temporary order.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

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Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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