A protective order can help you maximize your safety. If you’re being abused, stalked, or harassed, a protective order can help put an end to that behavior and help you get some peace of mind.
A protective order is a court-mandated document that forbids one party from being within a certain distance of another party. If the first party violates the protective order, then they can face legal consequences.
After you’ve successfully filed your application, a judge will schedule a hearing. The judge will listen to both you and the respondent before deciding. You must be physically present at the hearing for the judge to rule in your favor. Before the hearing, mentally prepare yourself to recount the abuse. It’s also a good idea to hire an attorney for your hearing.
How an Attorney Can Help With A Protective Order
An attorney can help you throughout the protective order process. As a matter of fact, if you hire an attorney before you file the application, you can make the entire process as smooth as possible. A family law attorney will know all about protective orders and the steps you’ll have to take to get one. Your attorney can explain each step to you and help you understand what to expect next. Your attorney will also act as your advocate in court so that you don’t have to make your case on your own.
Do You Need Legal Counsel?
Are you looking for legal advice about protective orders? The Moran Law Firm, PLLC, can help. We’ll make sure that you understand your rights and the protective order process. Contact us at any time with your protective order questions. You deserve safety and peace of mind.