Guidance In Domestic Violence Cases

No person should have to live in fear of violence. Likewise, no person should be deprived of his or her rights due to false allegations of abuse.

If you are a victim of domestic violence or you have been accused of domestic violence, contact the Raleigh Divorce Law Firm. We assist clients who are seeking or opposing the issuance of a domestic violence protective order. We can also help if you need an experienced lawyer for a divorce or family law matter.

Abused By Someone Close To You? We Can Help Protect Your Rights

A victim of domestic violence may acquire a temporary protective order on an ex parte basis (an Order issued by the Court without notifying the alleged abuser). Once a temporary order is issued, the party who is restrained by the temporary order may attend a hearing within 10 days to contest the issuance of a final domestic violence protective order, which may stay in effect for up to one year.

The domestic violence protective order (sometimes referred to as a restraining order) can provide tremendous relief if you are a victim of domestic abuse. The order may prohibit your abuser from making any contact with you, in person, by phone or by other means. You may also be awarded temporary use and possession of the marital residence and temporary child custody.

Keeping Children Safe: Emergency Custody Orders

If the other parent presents an immediate danger to your child, you may seek an emergency temporary custody order. Grounds for a court to grant an emergency temporary custody order may include:

  • Substance abuse by a parent
  • Abandonment
  • Threatening or careless behavior

If the actions of the other parent are endangering your child's health, steps should be taken right away to start the process of obtaining an order of protection. It is crucial to speak with a lawyer who has experience in this specific area of child custody law and the tenacity to protect your child's rights in an urgent fashion.

Arrested On A Domestic Assault Charge?

When a domestic violence order is entered, it means that a Court has made a finding that domestic violence has occurred. Such a finding has a direct impact on a Court's determination of issues in a divorce, including child custody and possibly alimony as well. If a temporary order has been issued, contact a family law attorney immediately to protect your rights.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys

Our Raleigh domestic violence attorneys serve clients throughout central North Carolina. To schedule a consultation at our firm, call 919-256-3970. You may also reach us by sending this email form.