Domestic violence takes many forms and has serious legal and emotional implications for families. Real and false allegations of violence can complicate divorce proceedings and have a significant impact on child custody and other family law matters. Domestic violence issues call for legal advice and representation.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence and your main concern is safety, you need an attorney who can help you quickly obtain the protection you need. If appropriate, we can help you secure a temporary or permanent order and help you understand the legal consequences of a protective or restraining order.
If you have been accused of violent behavior and your rights are at stake, it is essential to have an attorney who can help you protect those rights. We are highly experienced in representing clients in matters involving restraining orders and protective orders. We can help you understand and address the impact of these orders on support, custody, employment, firearm possession, and other important issues. These orders can affect your career, especially active military and professional law enforcement.
- While the process for obtaining a temporary restraining order is often straightforward, the court will look more closely at the situation and hear testimony from the accused person prior to entering a permanent restraining order
- The issuance of restraining orders not only restricts a person's right to possess a firearm and may have implications on his or her employment, it often has a dramatic impact on orders for custody, visitation, and potentially spousal support
- Other types of restraining orders come into play when a divorce summons is issued and served, covering issues such as out-of-state child removal and unauthorized transfers of property — and we advise our clients accordingly