Domestic Violence

Intimate Partner Domestic Violence

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) offers specialized and empathetic assistance to individuals who have endured domestic violence—helping them reconstruct their lives post-abuse in a close partnership. Additionally, we provide legal defense against accusations of child neglect that may arise from one’s status as a victim of domestic violence.

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How We Can Help

At LSHV, we provide compassionate and comprehensive civil legal services for victims of intimate partner domestic violence. Our dedicated attorneys understand the profound impact of domestic abuse and are committed to advocating for the rights and safety of our clients. We offer legal representation in restraining order filings, divorce proceedings, custody disputes, and financial support arrangements. 


Our approach is holistic, recognizing the emotional, physical, and legal complexities involved. We prioritize confidentiality and respect, ensuring a supportive environment for victims to navigate their legal options. Our goal is to empower clients, providing them with the tools and legal advocacy to start anew.

Areas We Can Advise In

  • Safe Housing 
  • Orders of Protection
  • Custody Issues and Disputes
  • Parent and Kinship Visitation Orders
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support and Maintenance Orders
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Paternity Cases
  • Immigration Issues for Those Fleeing Abuse
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What You Can Expect from LSHV

LSHV’s approach is client-centered, recognizing the unique challenges each individual faces in this devastating situation. We provide critical support to individuals facing intimate partner domestic abuse and violence issues, with our dedicated team offering comprehensive civil legal assistance and ensuring that victims understand their rights and legal options. 


By offering free legal services, LSHV ensures that all victims, regardless of income, have access to justice and the opportunity to escape abusive situations. We provide excellent representation in family court matters, helping to secure orders of protection, custody, and support to ensure safety and stability, as well as offer guidance on immigration and housing issues related to domestic violence. 


Our services aim to empower clients, providing them with the tools and support needed to navigate the legal system effectively. 

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