Know Your Rights Regarding Domestic Violence And Protective Orders

A divorce can take on an extremely heated, even violent turn. When this happens, a protective order can be established to protect a family member from abuse. The order can be granted on a temporary and then permanent basis if a judge agrees in a hearing. If a protective order is established, the receiver of the order may not be allowed to:

  • Enter his or her house
  • Gain custody or see his or her children
  • Carry a firearm
  • Obtain certain types of employment

In the case of violence, protective orders are hugely beneficial for the health of families. That said, one party may seek out a protective order simply to gain custody or in an attempt to hurt his or her ex-spouse. In either case, it is critical to seek out the most skilled lawyer you can find to aggressively advocate for you during these difficult times.

Jefferson County Restraining Orders Attorney

At the Law Offices of Susan L. Ward LLC, we bring more than 20 years of domestic violence experience to help you or your loved ones achieve a positive outcome whether you seek to establish or defend against an order of protection.

It is important to note that these orders can cover harassment or stalking, and they can be established to protect a child or multiple members of a family, regardless of relation by blood or marriage. An order can be put into place for a year and can be renewed based on conclusion and the court can consider automatic renewal.

We Can Clarify Your Rights And Protect Your Interests

Regardless of the issues involved in your case, we are committed to your success. To discuss Missouri domestic abuse or any protective order matter with a St. Louis protective order attorney call 314-783-9400 or email the firm.