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Family Violence Protective Orders

Protect Order Attorney in Marietta

Legal Assistance for Protection Against Family Violence

If you are being threatened with violence or have suffered from physical harm at the hands of a family member, you may take steps to defend yourself and your children. By requesting a family violence protection order from court, you could ensure that the abuser is not allowed near you. These civil orders allow disciplinary action to be taken on the abuser if he or she does not cease violence.

At Henrickson & Sereebutra, our team of Marietta divorce lawyers have helped clients take effective legal action to protect themselves and their loved ones against family violence and abuse. Our team of former prosecutors have a decade of collective experience in family law. Your safety is of the utmost importance—trust a firm that has the necessary skills and legal knowledge to protect you.

Any type of sexual assault, physical attack, threat, stalking, trespassing, etc. could be grounds for a family violence protection order to be granted. 
Contact our firm today and discuss your situation with us! 

How a Protective Order Can Help You

Family violence protective orders may perform any of the following:

  • Prevent Injury, mistreatment, harassment, etc. to you and your family
  • Prevent abuser interference with your communication and travel
  • Prevent abuser intimidation through surveillance and contact
  • Grant possession of a house and force the abuser to leave
  • Grant temporary child support and/or alimony payments
  • Grant temporary child custody and rights to visitation

There are two main types of protection orders: temporary ex parte orders and family violence protection orders. Temporary ex parte orders may grant immediate help to individuals in need as they seek permanent action with a final family violence protective order. Final protective orders establish long-term protections for family members that can be enforced by a court and members of law enforcement.

Temporary Ex Parte Orders

Temporary ex parte orders may protect you from an abuser until a court hearing is held for a long-term protective order. This order is useful for individuals who believe they need immediate protection. If you are preparing to petition a court for a final protective order, a temporary ex parte order may help you secure your safety while court hearings are conducted for long-term legal protection.

Individuals may receive a temporary ex parte order without needing to conduct a court hearing or without having to inform the accused. These orders usually last 30 days, but can be extended with agreement from both parties or until a court hearing for a long-term protective order. Our divorce attorney in Marietta may help you secure a protective order that ensures your safety moving forward.

Family Violence Protective Orders

Final protective orders offer many of the protections that temporary ex parte orders do. However, these protections are long-term arrangements made in court hearings. Family violence protective orders may order the abuse to attend counselling for family violence and substance abuse rehabilitation. These orders may also award compensation for attorney fees and expenses. A family violence protective order may be a vital step to securing your future safety.

Secure Dedicated Representation With Our Firm Today

We know how difficult family law issues can be, especially when children are involved. Our Marietta divorce attorneys have helped victims of domestic violence take legal action to secure their safety, whether in a divorce or otherwise. If you need help securing a family protective order or a temporary ex parte order, you should contact our team at Henrickson & Sereebutra. We have 40+ years of legal experience and may work tirelessly to ensure that you and your family are protected.

If you are in immediate danger, contact local law enforcement immediately! 
To take legal action with a protective order, schedule a free consultation with our firm today and explore your legal options. 

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