Atlanta Protective Order Lawyer
If you or your children are being abused and harassed by a spouse, ex-spouse, or third-party, there are legal options for you to take. It is against Georgia law to engage in physical, emotional, or mental abuse against a family member. To seek protection from abuse for you or your children, a victim of domestic abuse may file for an order of protection. This order prevents the abuser from continuing to abuse the victims.
Bushnell & Drye, LLC family law attorneys are knowledgeable and professional. They understand that domestic abuse is a terrible experience and will work with our clients to ensure they have the safety they need. If you are experiencing domestic abuse in Atlanta, call our firm immediately at 404-869-1201 for more information about protective orders for you and your family. Our legal team can be there for you and fight for you through this process.
Georgia monitors a wide range of actions and behaviors that may be used to threaten, harass, mistreat, or harm another family member or housemate. All of these actions may be considered domestic abuse and warrant immediate legal action:
- Physical Abuse
- Interference with personal liberty
- Willful deprivation
These abusive behaviors can occur between family members, divorcees, dating couples, caregivers, and couples. If you are experiencing any of these abusive behaviors, contact an experienced family law attorney immediately.
After the Protection Order Has Been Granted
Once an order of protection has been granted by the court, this written order prohibits the abusive family or household member from further abusing or exploiting the victims. If the abuser violates this court order, they may face a penalty of up to a year in jail and/or fines up to $2,500. Additionally, depending on the personal situation, the judge may also order the following in addition to the order:
- A Vacate order that prevents the abuser from entering or staying in a specified residence
- Mandatory counseling for the abuser
- Prevention of the abuser removing the child from the state
- Prevention of the abuser concealing the child in the state
- Awarding the victim with care and possession of the child
- Awarding the victim with possession of property
- Prevention of the abuser taking, transferring, or destroying the victim’s property
- Ordering the abuser to pay for temporary support for the victim, including financial compensation or reimbursement
To be granted an order of protection, you will need to have sufficient evidence to prove the abuse. A knowledgeable family law attorney will be able to help you gather important evidence, testimony, photographs of injuries, medical records, evidence of property damage, police reports, and statements from witnesses.
Get the Legal Protection You Need
At Bushnell & Drye, LLC our legal team values the safety of you and your family. We understand the implications of domestic abuse on the lives of our clients and we fight to end the abuse. A protective order can prevent domestic abuse and help keep your children safe from harm. You deserve to be safe and to have resilient legal advocates on your side. Call us or contact us online for more information about your legal circumstances.