Nassau County Office
6901 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791
Suite 230

Suffolk County Office

2100 Middle Country Road 
Centereach, NY 11720
Suite 203c

Suffolk County Office
136 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730


118-35 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Experienced Legal Representation That You Can Afford.


Parenting Time / Visitation
Child Support
Maintenance / Spousal Support
Orders Of Protection

Steven E. Shumer, ESQ.   

Call Today:   800-806-1136

Marital Practice

However, as in criminal cases, the court does not presume the allegations to be truthful until either admitted by the accused party or after a full hearing on the petition.  Until that time, no permanent order of protection can/will be issued.  A temporary or permanent order of protection can either be a "no harass/refrain from" or a "stay away".  In the case of a no harass/refrain from, the court is less concerned about violence and directs the accused party not to harass or interfere with the petitioning party.  In the case of a stay away, the court has concerns that the accused party serves as a threat to the safety and/or well-being of the petitioning party and directs that the accused party stay away from the petitioning party.  Because issues related to employment and even visitation may be affected by orders of protection, it is imperative that these issues be discussed with an attorney experienced to represent clients in these very specified petitions in the Family Court. 

At Berger, Fischoff  & Shumer, LLP we provide experienced, aggressive and affordable legal services to our Long Island clients.  We handle even the most complex and contentious disputes with the utmost discretion.  We  understand the sensitive nature of the issues you are being faced with.  

Orders of Protection


Parenting Time

Child Support



Orders of Protection

Equitable Distribution of Assets
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Post-Judgment Actions/Motions
Divorce Mediation