Atlanta Restraining & Protective Orders Attorneys
How to File for a Protective Order in Virginia?
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/restraining order may be filed with the Superior Court under the Procedures for Prevention of Family Violence Act.
File a petition under the Procedures for Prevention of Family Violence Act. Such a petition may result in an ex parte protective/restraining 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/restraining order.
Protective/Restraining 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
Mutual protective/restraining orders may be filed at the request of the parties or by order of the court. In each case, protective/restraining 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.
Contact 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.
Protecting You from Violence and Stalking
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.
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.