Choosing the right attorney to handle your domestic violence case is crucial. If you are being harmed or threatened, you need an attorney who understands the laws and is attuned to the danger you are in and your concerns. If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, you need an attorney who understands how to protect your rights. Our law firm routinely serves clients on both sides of domestic violence actions.
At the Law Office of Rebecca Garren Parker, we work with individuals looking to file or defend against an order of protection. Located in Tennessee, we have more than 15 years of experience in family law matters, we have seen hundreds of these cases and understand the fears and concerns on both sides of the matter.
Under What Circumstances Can You Seek an Order of Protection?
To request an order of protection there needs to be a certain relationship between the parties. If you or your children have been physically harmed or threatened by one of the following individuals you may need to request an order of protection:
- Anyone with whom you've had a relationship
- Family member
- Household member
You do not need an attorney to ask for a temporary order of protection. However, you should generally retain an attorney to be present for the final order of protection hearing. It is particularly important to have an attorney if your abuser is represented.
An order of protection prohibits your abuser from contacting you directly or through another person. It is a particularly powerful tool because if your abuser violates the order, the police have the authority to arrest him or her.
Was an Order of Protection Filed Against You?
If an order of protection was filed against you, it would be smart to retain an attorney to safeguard your rights, particularly if you have a child with the accuser. It is crucial that you understand the terms of the order of protection because law enforcement takes these documents very seriously.
Whether you intentionally or inadvertently violate the terms of an order of protection, you will be arrested. Call us if you need assistance defending against it.
Contact Our Cleveland Divorce and Domestic Violence Attorney
If you are looking for a lawyer to assist you with a domestic violence matter contact our Chattanooga orders of protection attorney. Contact us online or by calling 423-933-3139 or toll free at 866-930-2618.