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Ihave an order of protection against my husband for physical domestic violence

Port Jefferson Station, NY |

He is only allowed to contact me concerning my daughter and now he tells me he is moving into my apartment complex. I do not want to have to live in fear wondering where he is going to pop up and if he is going to stalk me again. Is there any way i can prevent him from moving near me. Or am i going to have to move?

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It sounds as if your Order of Protection has a full stay away provision. If so, I would immediately take it to the landlord and give it to the landlord stating that they would be breaking a Court Order by permitting him to move into the complex. You also could violate your Husband in the Court for breaking the Court Order. This is a very serious matter as it is alarming that he choosing to move into your complex of all places. You should not wait and seek legal advice immediately.


File an order to show cause in Family Court so s judge can decide whether to allow it.

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