FAMILY LAW - DIVORCE, SEPARATION & CUSTODY
If you have been abused or threatened by the person you live with or have a child with, you may qualify for a protective order. If granted, this would constitute an order from a judge that makes that person stay away from you for up to a year.
If you live together, this order could include giving you possession of your place to live, and the other person would have to find somewhere else to go. If there are children, the order could include a monthly payment akin to child support. At times also, it can be ordered that the other person contribute to a mortgage, or engage in counseling.
If you are in this circumstance, we can tell you how to file for a protective order yourself and what will happen, and we can also go with you and file it and represent you in court. In a consultation, we can talk about the entire process and whether you qualify, and then you can decide if you want to handle it yourself (which is free), or have us help you.
If someone else has filed a protective order against you, we can help you also. There are many ways to fight these cases successfully in many cases, but it is also possible to make some kind of agreement you can live with instead of having a trial and taking the risk of a court deciding you did commit whatever act of abuse of violence you are accused of.
For help from an experienced attorney with your
protective order, please contact our office for a
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.
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