Often when people think of domestic violence, it is associated with one spouse striking another spouse. However, domestic violence encompasses much more than married or physical assaults. Domestic violence includes physical, verbal, emotional, economic and sexual abuse, and is considered domestic if these types of abuse occur between any family member, co-habitant, or people who formerly had a relationship.
In family law matters, such as divorces and parenting plans, the courts handle domestic violence with protection orders. Temporary Protection Orders can be obtained immediately and are used to stop violence from escalating or to prevent assaults. This also allows police to remove the person from the house.
Obtaining a protection order can be an intimidating process. It is important that you seek out a knowledgeable attorney to help protect yourself and children from the devastating effects of domestic violence.
At times people, people misuse protection orders. The impact on one’s custody and divorce can be devastating. Seeking out and obtaining attorney to defend against false claims it is extremely important. If you decide to represent yourself without understanding how protection orders work, it can affect your relationship with your children for years to come.
If you are needing a protection order or need to defend against a protection attorney, call and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney.