Restraining & Protective Orders in Georgia
Protecting You from Violence and Stalking
Divorce is an emotional and painful experience, and one that, unfortunately, sometimes involves threats to the physical or emotional safety of divorcing parties or their children. When family violence or stalking arises, a petition for a protective order may be filed with the Superior Court under the Procedures for Prevention of Family Violence Act.
Call Warner Bates at (770) 766-8148 for a consultation with our restraining order attorneys in Atlanta. We are here to provide legal counsel and support for you during this time.
How Do I Obtain a Protective Order?
File a petition under the Procedures for Prevention of Family Violence Act. Such a petition may result in an ex parte protective order that sets forth strict limitations of the contact allowed between the parties and schedules a hearing date, at which the petitioner may request a 12-month protective order or a three-year permanent protective order.
Mutual protective orders may be filed at the request of the parties or by order of the court. The team of attorneys at Warner Bates can help you understand this process.
What Does a Restraining Order Include?
In each case, protective orders apply in every county throughout the state of Georgia and law enforcement officials are obligated to enforce and carry out the provisions of the order.
Protection orders may include:
- Limitations on each party's physical locations
- Limitations on contact between the parties and their children
- Temporary child support, alimony, and property division
It is crucial that the attorneys handling protection orders have an understanding of the evolution of the law in respect to family violence and are able to execute these orders rapidly, to ensure immediate safety and enforceable orders. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, the Atlanta restraining order attorneys Warner Bates has many years of experience utilizing protective orders to ensure our clients' safety and security.
Call Our Law Firm Today for the Counsel You Need
No one should live with family violence. Protective orders provide a clear way of shielding individuals of all ages from this serious threat. If you feel unsafe, have concerns about the safety of your children, or if a protective order has been filed against you, please contact the firm immediately for knowledgeable, experienced assistance.
Our Atlanta restraining order lawyers are standing by to help you. Reach us at (770) 766-8148.