Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
The purpose of an orders for protection is to prevent spousal and child abuse, stalking, terroristic threats or domestic violence. In many cases the order for protection may require the subject of the petition to remain a number of feet away from the person who has filed the order.
An order for protection could be set to last for years or for a short period of time. Its purpose prohibits the alleged abuser from having any contact with the person who requested the protection order. An order such as this may also be enacted to keep a person away from a home during a divorce, which can be an especially emotional or a potentially volatile situation when children are involved.
Reasons one make seek an order for protection:
- physical violence
- psychological abuse
- depletion of assets
- patent or trademark infringement
- a volatile divorce involving children
Divorce is never easy, but we can help you get through it.