Protective Orders

Get the legal relief that you deserve at a time when emotions run high and fear prevail

Our lawyers are not only experienced in handling protective orders but are also experts in family law.

Whether you are a victim of abuse or have been falsely accused of abuse and find yourself involved as a participant in the protective order process, it is imperative that you have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side to ensure that the Court hears the facts and considers the circumstances in your case.

We advocate for your safety and well-being

Protective orders are often referred to as restraining orders and are issued to individuals who seek protection from someone who has abused or threatened abuse. Cases of domestic abuse are the most common scenarios where protective orders are issued. 

In protective order proceedings, the court is afforded discretion to address several issues relating to the protective order as well as child custody, use and possession of the marital home, payments toward utilities, use and possession of vehicles, child support, and spousal support. 

While most protective orders are sought to protect a spouse or partner who has suffered abuse, some seek to abuse the process for leverage in other matters. Protective orders can be used or abused, to influence the trajectory of other proceedings including child custody or divorce.

 

Emergency protective orders

In most cases, when criminal charges are brought, the victim’s spouse will obtain an emergency protective order that lasts 72 hours. The victim spouse must then petition the court for a preliminary protective order, which will protect for approximately 14 days or until the court sets the matter for a full evidentiary hearing to determine whether a permanent protective order will be issued. 

 

Full protective orders

If the court determines that sufficient evidence has been presented to issue a permanent protective order, it can enter an order that will be effective for up to two years.

The Garriott Maurer, PLLC restraining order attorneys can assist in:

Presenting evidence strategically

We will help you organize incriminating evidence and present them compellingly in court.

Availing you of move-out orders

Our experienced lawyers can have the court require a person to move out of your home when appropriate.

Completing the appropriate paperwork

Consult with our attorneys to make sure that you understand the forms and you file the correct ones.

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