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Domestic Violence And Orders Of Protection

Divorce can be a very difficult process, and in the case of domestic violence, the situation can be worsened. There are many issues than can arise in a domestic violence case, especially if you have children. Due to the violence that you have encountered and experienced, you may be fearful to file for divorce or to serve your spouse with divorce pleadings. A Kansas City divorce lawyer from Fisher Law LLC can help you through the process.

Violence And Divorce

Domestic violence plays a large role in many divorce cases. For some, it may be the reason for a divorce taking place because an individual is finally able to walk away from a situation that is no longer safe for them or their children. Abuse to the children will be considered by the court and the court may choose to award custody or division of parenting time based upon the individual circumstances. In addition, an order of protection may be a necessary vehicle for the court to order a parent not to contact the other parent.

The divorce process can be long and difficult; it is important that you have a skilled representative from our legal team on your side to help you through this process and to advise you of your best options in any given situation. Additionally, if you choose to work with us, our firm can provide professional representation of your case in court if the need arises.

Guidance For Orders Of Protections And Protection From Abuse

"Orders of Protection" and "Protection from Abuse Orders" safeguard people from their abusers in Missouri and Kansas. At Fisher Law LLC, we guide our clients through these proceedings and defend their rights in hearings. Fisher Law LLC can help you file an order against a spouse, family member, roommate or romantic partner.

What Are Orders Of Protection And Protection From Abuse Orders?

Missouri calls the restraining order an Order of Protection - Adult. Kansas refers to the restraining order as a Protection from Abuse Order. These orders give victims of abuse the ability to have abusers arrested if they violate the order. Orders can be granted for physical abuse, sexual abuse, stalking or harassment.

These restraining orders can include many provisions, including:

  • No contact: Prevents the abuser from contacting or disturbing a victim in person or through digital means;
  • Living separate: Requires an abuser to move out of a shared home;
  • Firearms: The abuser must surrender any guns, and they are not able to buy a firearm;
  • Counseling: Orders the abuser to psychological counseling such as anger management;

These orders can last anywhere from six months to a year, and the court can renew the order up to two time before it ends. Violating an order of protection can result in felony, misdemeanor, contempt of court and domestic violence charges.

Experienced Lawyers For Restraining Orders

We can walk you through the order of protection filing process and represent you in the hearing. We strive to get our clients efficient results and peace of mind.

Talk to an attorney by calling 816-673-2890 or filling out the contact form. We are here to help you.

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