Concerning Orders of Protection
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Family violence can continue even after a divorce has been finalized. An
abuser doesn't necessarily relinquish control easily. Whether you
still reside in the same home, are separated or already divorced, on-going
spousal abuse and
child abuse requires positive and immediate action. If you are dealing with
domestic violence it is crucial that you speak to a Deer Park divorce attorney to find out
how to protect yourself or your child.
Divorce Lawyer in Deer Park
An order of protection (also call a restraining order) is issued by the
court to protect victims of abuse. As an adult you can request the court
issue a protection order which will keep your abuser at a distance and
stop further threats or harm. When a child is endangered an adult can
request an order of protection to prevent any harm for coming to the child.
Protection orders may be issued against a person you cohabit with, a roommate
or a relative. Ex-spouses can sometimes become threatening and even though
you no longer live together and are no longer married a protective order
can be sought. Once a protection order has been issued local law enforcement
will be notified along with the Department of Public Safety. Violation
of an order of protection can result in criminal prosecution. Since domestic
violence can affect child visitation rights and conservatorship, having
the help of a knowledgeable divorce lawyer can smooth the process.
The anxiety which accompanies feeling threatened can have a serious affect
on your life or that of a child. An abuser who plays mind games depends
on fear and confusion to maintain control. A
divorce lawyer at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law is available at all
hours to render assistance in an emergency and is always prepared to move
into action to protect a victim of abuse.
If you need an order of protection,
contact a Deer Park divorce lawyer
for immediate action.