Many divorces are emotionally volatile but, in some cases, spouses can fear for their safety and the safety of their children and loved ones. In these cases, swift action may be needed to protect these individuals as they complete their divorce. This can be achieved by petitioning for and securing a protective order (or a restraining order).
Our team at Ford & Friedman is well-versed in the steps that need to be taken to secure these orders and protect our clients from potentially dangerous situations. If you are facing a divorce or a family law matter and you and your child's safety is an issue, then our firm is ready to reliable and proactive action on your behalf.
If you need protection from the courts, call (702) 904-9898 to speak with a trusted Henderson divorce attorney at Ford & Friedman today.
Securing a protective order requires proving the petitioner's current or prior residence with the accused and/or their current or prior romantic relationship with the accused. In divorce matters, this is easily proven, but the petitioner must also demonstrate a sense of real danger of harm. If they can, a temporary restraining order can be issued that same day. If a motion for a temporary restraining order is not contested, it can result in a permanent protective order that could be extended for as long as a year.
These protections can extend to any family or household members of the petitioner as well, so children can be protected as well. At Ford & Friedman, we understand the long-term implications of domestic violence accusations in family law decisions, and we will work to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf.
We will be strong advocates of your interests. Fill out our online form to request a confidential consultation with our team now.