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Restraining Orders

 If you are facing domestic violence, abuse, harassment, or stalking and are looking to file an order of protection, contact Kevin today.


The Legal Advice You Need For Your Restraining Order.

Advice from a Restraining Order Lawyer: How to protect yourself and your loved ones with the law.

When do I need to get a restraining order lawyer?

Abuse, domestic violence, and harassment are serious and should be addressed immediately. If you are on the receiving end of threats or actual violence it is important to find immediate safety. If you have had a restraining order filed against you the pain and stigma associated with these extremely serious allegations can haunt you your whole life. Now is not the time to try to learn to practice law on your own. You need a restraining order lawyer.

With over a decade of experience with relief from abuse actions, our firm will stand by you with all the resources of the law at our disposal. Whether you are seeking safety from a partner, neighbor, family member, roommate, or friend, or if are looking to defend yourself against false accusations, call us to find a solution.

I was threatened – what do I do?

If someone threatens or causes harm to you or your loved ones, call us, get to the police or get to a courthouse immediately. They will tell you what to do and have you fill out an affidavit.

Your affidavit should fully detail your fears and concerns. Now is not the time to hold back. If foul language was used against you in and amongst the threats or violence, relay it to the judge in your affidavit. If the court finds your concerns credible, a temporary Order of Protection is issued and, once served on the defendant, a hearing usually takes place within a week. Be sure to reference any witnesses or documents as needed and bring them to the hearing. Subpoenas are available either through your attorney or the court.

I was accused of abuse. What now?

If someone has accused you of threats or abuse, contact a restraining order lawyer immediately. Be sure that you make arrangements for witnesses and documents to be presented in court on your behalf. Subpoenas are available either through your attorney or the court.

Above all, do not miss or be late for any court appearances. If you have an emergency that will keep you from attending a court appointment on time, inform the court as soon as possible.
There is only so much guidance we can give here so don’t hesitate to call or email us if you wish to discuss your matter further. We are here to help.