Palm Desert Divorce Lawyer: Orders of Protection
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Orders of protection are orders issued by the court to protect victims of domestic violence. It is the order to stop abuse, stalking, threats, physical assault and battery on the part of the abuser. It can also include ceasing all contact with the victim, whether it is via phone, by mail or in person. An order of protection lasts a minimum of one year and can be renewed upon the request of the victim. A permanent order of protection can also be issued depending on the seriousness of the abuse or violence after a full hearing before the court. An order of protection can be requested by any family member or household member over the age of 18. If a minor wishes to issue an order of protection, he or she must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Individuals eligible for filing an order of protection include the following:
- Any blood relative
- Household member
- Married or divorced people
- Parents that have a child together
- Individuals that have lived together in the past
A Palm Desert divorce lawyer at Law Offices of James A. Jackson, A Professional Law Corporation can provide legal support to individuals that are victims of domestic abuse by filing an order of protection and aggressively fighting the request in court. The firm's experience with domestic abuse and divorce cases has helped clients obtain the protection and peace of mind they deserve. Member of the National Treasury of Who's Who in America, the firm's continuous involvement in the improvement of the judicial system is testimony to its dedication to protecting clients rights.
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An order of protection will protect the victim of abuse in the following ways:
- Force the abuser to move out of the shared residence
- Prohibit the abuse of persisting in any form
- Order counseling or rehabilitation for the abuser
- Prohibiting the abuser from purchasing, possessing or carrying a firearm
- Prohibiting the abuser from coming within a court-ordered distance from the victim
- Prohibiting the abuser from contacting the victim
Violating an order of protection can result in criminal charges. The alleged abuser can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony depending on the violation. It is recommended to seek legal guidance if you are the victim of domestic abuse and need assistance with the order of protection legal proceedings. The firm can also help protect your rights if you were wrongly accused of domestic violence and have an order of protection filed against you under false pretenses.
Contact a Palm Desert divorce attorney if you need legal support with an order of protection.