Gwinnett County Domestic Violence Lawyers
Protecting Families in Walton & Clarke Counties
The word domestic violence is a broad term which encompasses sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. While domestic violence transcends borders of gender, women are usually the victims of this brutal act. LGBT couples also face domestic violence issues. Based in Monroe, Crawford and Boyle, LLC, can help you protect yourself from these dangerous situations. Call today for a consultation about how to proceed.
What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
Any act of oppression such as felony, battery, simple assault, unlawful restraint, or a criminal trespass between two people who have enjoyed or enjoy an intimate relationship falls under the umbrella of domestic violence. Victims can also be those who share a household with the abuser.
If you believe you may be a victim of abuse, it is advisable to carefully monitor the abuser’s behavior. This will not only prove beneficial for you, but also for your family in the long run. Adding to this, there are severe penalties from the court of law in the event of a conviction.
Protect Yourself Right Away
It is not uncommon for parties contemplating a divorce or separation to seek a protective order from the court. A Temporary Protective Order (TPO) can be issued upon the application of one party who can allege an act of family violence battery or stalking. These orders can be granted the same day they are applied for and ensure the offending party is immediately ejected from the home. TPOs can also make provisions for child support and child custody. A protective order can have a serious effect on the financial resources of the ejected party.
If you need the protection of the court or have been served with a Temporary Protective Order, you need legal counsel. Once issued, the order can be good for one year or up to three years. If you are considering seeking a TPO or have been served with one, contact Crawford and Boyle, LLC, right away to represent you.
Dial (678) 726-5400 now to schedule your consultation.
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