Domestic Violence

Brooklyn Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence is a sensitive and emotional matter that impacts entire families in various ways. A victim of domestic violence may fear for his or her safety and the safety of his or her children. An individual accused of domestic violence may have limitations placed on his or her freedoms. When children are involved, child custody, visitation and child support decisions can be influenced. I have been a family law attorney in Brooklyn since 1978. My experience representing victims and those who are accused can be used to help you and your family.

Have you been issued a restraining order (order of protection) or need legal assistance regarding spousal abuse defense? Are you a victim of domestic violence and need assistance filing an abuse complaint? Contact the Law Office of Virginia Geiss today to arrange a consultation.

Integrated Domestic Violence Cases

In 2003, Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) cases were introduced throughout the state of New York. In I.D.V. Court, one judge hears multiple related issues. If your family is experiencing multiple issues involving spousal abuse, child custody and divorce, you will only have to appear before one judge in one courtroom. My law firm knows that domestic assault issues are complicated enough without having to travel unnecessarily to different courtrooms. I can provide you with comprehensive representation for all the family problems you are facing.

Have You Been Accused of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence charges can be filed in criminal court or family court. If you have been issued an order of protection by a criminal court and are prohibited to have contact with your children or family, you may have options. As your attorney, I can help you explore these options. I also help individuals reinstate visitation rights, which can include supervised visitation or less restrictive visitation.

Are You the Victim of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence takes shape through many forms of abuse including assault, battery, emotional abuse, child abuse and child neglect. If you have been the victim of domestic violence, I can help. You have rights as a victim. You are entitled to protection for you and your children. As an experienced Brooklyn domestic violence lawyer, I can help you obtain an order of protection to keep you and your children safe.

For help with your domestic violence matter, contact my firm