Protection & Restraining Orders
Domestic violence is one of the most difficult issues involved in a divorce. Our number one concern is the safety of our clients and the safety of the children in these situations.
One of the first questions to ask is, where do we go? If you believe that you or your children are in any danger, it is a good idea to remove yourselves from the present situation immediately, for example, go to the home of a family member or friend or to a shelter. Do not wait.
Restraining Order vs. Protection Order
A major difference between a Restraining Order and a Protection Order is that a Restraining Order can only be between spouses, whereas a Protection Order can be between two people who were not married to each other. But a more important difference is that it appears that law enforcement officers seem to believe they have more authority to arrest a violator under a Protection Order than under a Restraining Order. For that reason, when there is a history of violence, we usually recommend a Protection Order.
Filing A Protection Order
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