Domestic Violence & Protection Orders
Speak with a Knowledgeable Columbus Family Law Attorney
Family law issues often involve strained relationships and volatile emotions that can cloud the judgment of those involved. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in domestic abuse charges or allegations. The court has many policies in place to protect victims of abuse and address alleged abusers when dealing with matters of family law, but both require sober and emphatic legal representation to effectively navigate.
If you are currently dealing with a legal issue and domestic abuse is a factor, then call our firm to schedule a free consultation today.
Actions to Take Following Domestic Abuse
The court takes any abuse charges seriously and always prioritizes the safety of all those who may be exposed to harm. The consequences of these charges can be severe, which is why it is imperative that, if you’ve been charged, you seek legal representation immediately.
Consequences of domestic abuse charges can include:
- Civil protection orders against you
- Loss of child custody or visitation
- Loss of the marital residence until the divorce is resolved
- Supervised visitation rulings
- Complete termination of your parental rights
Conversely, if you have been threatened or hurt by someone you share residence with, then swift action should be taken to prevent any further harm. Our Columbus divorce attorneys can streamline the process of filing for a protection order that will restrict your abuser from you and other loved ones while your family law matter is settled. These orders address more than just married couples-any parties who have been living together, or who have lived together, can be eligible for a protection order filing.
Do Not Face Your Domestic Abuse Issue Alone
Resolving a domestic abuse issue is always an unsettling matter, but no matter which side of the allegations you are on, it is critical to have an experienced advocate on your side. At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., we believe that the rights and safety of every party needs to be protected during a family’s time of turmoil. As award-winning litigators, we know how establish a confident and assertive presence in court and ensure that the best possible outcome is always in reach for our clients.