Effective Jan. 1, 2013 – New privacy protection laws for New York Domestic violence victims receiving medical or mental health services
For a domestic violence (dv) victim, the need for privacy is a need for physical safety. Abuse often involves privacy violations such as surveillance, monitoring, or other stalking. As a result, its critical for personal data and info to be kept away from the perpetrator. For the most part, abusers can take advantage of the [...]
Obama’s recent executive order targeted to undocumented immigration youth, highlights another important immigration policy that remains unresolved – the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Right now there are two competing versions of a women’s rights bill extension. Both Senate and the Congress versions seek to extend VAWA, which protects immigrant women against [...]
Do you have a family law or family court issue? If so, starting Friday June 1st you can chat with a NY Family Law Attorney via LiveHelp!
A study by NY Access to Justice Task Force found that 95% of litigants are unrepresented in child support and other family law cases. This means there are a lot of families in New York having to navigate the family court system and procedures with little or limited guidance. In order to help New York [...]
You do not need to have legal immigration status to get help with domestic violence There are certain rights you have in New York State even if you do not have legal immigration status: You have the right to call the police if you feel you are in danger inside or outside your home. Just [...]