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, legal action may be needed in order to protect one or both parties as they complete their divorce. This can be achieved by 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 draft and submit a petition for a protective order 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 first requires the petitioner (you) to prove you have domestic relations with the accused. In divorce matters, this is easily proven, but the petitioner must also prove that the accused demonstrates 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, 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.