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An order of protection can make life challenging

| Jul 2, 2015 | Domestic Violence

The four forms of domestic abuse were our topic for last week’s blog. Those forms show just how widespread allegations of domestic abuse can be. When it comes to domestic violence accusations, it is vital that you take those accusations seriously because they can affect every aspect of your life.

When you have been accused of domestic violence, you might face proceedings in civil court and criminal court. Both courts have serious penalties that can make your life difficult. From the start, you will likely have to make some serious life changes because if an order of protection is issued you won’t be able to go home as long as that order is in place. If you have children, that order usually means that you won’t be able to see the children for a while.

We know that you don’t want to have to go through all the proceedings associated with a domestic violence case. While we can’t make it all go away, we can help you to learn your rights and explore your options as you move through the court system. You don’t have to try to find your way through the proceedings alone.

It is vital that you learn about how you can present your side of the case when it is time to go before the judge about the order of protection. If the judge doesn’t agree with your side, you might face up to 18 months of having to live under the terms of an order of protection. We can help you to learn about your options for showing your side of the case.