Seek Support From Domestic Violence Attorneys
Rombro & Associates is experienced in obtaining restraining orders against perpetrators of domestic violence, as well as challenging orders which were brought improperly for the purpose of harassment or intimidation. Based on our level of experience in family law, our domestic violence attorneys understand the impact of domestic violence charges on divorce proceedings as well as their impact on the lives of the family members involved.
Temporary Restraining Orders
The Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) is a tool available to protect victims of domestic violence. A TRO can order the person restrained to move out of your house and not contact or go near you, your children, other relatives or others who live with you. A TRO can also make other orders, such as restraining a person from having a gun or directing the person to follow child custody and visitation orders and pay child support or spousal support.
A TRO is temporary by nature and stays in effect until a hearing is held on a court date established at the time the TRO is granted. At that hearing, the protective order may be canceled or may become permanent for up to five years.
A domestic violence restraining order is available to a person who has been abused by someone in a close relationship with that person, such as a spouse, ex-spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, former boyfriend/girlfriend or a relative. Abuse can be verbal or written as well as physical.
A temporary restraining order is also available to a victim of stalking or civil harassment. Such harassment includes unlawful violence, but also includes a credible threat of violence, or other threatening actions directed against a person. A civil harassment restraining order is available when the harasser is a neighbor, roommate, co-worker or other nonrelative.
Restraining Orders Used As A Weapon
Unfortunately, false allegations of domestic violence are sometimes levied in an attempt to gain an advantage in a divorce proceeding. If a restraining order is being brought against you, you have the right to appear in court and to be represented by a lawyer. If the other party cannot present proof of actual abuse or actual threats of abuse, you may be able to have the order canceled by the court.
Effect Of Domestic Violence On Divorce Proceeding
A finding by the court of domestic violence can have a serious impact on your custody orders and the outcome of your divorce.
If you are involved in a divorce proceeding and have either been the victim of domestic violence or subjected to a restraining order you feel is unjust, contact the domestic violence attorneys at Rombro & Associates for assistance.
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