Do you need an Order of Protection or do you need to challenge one?
Orders of protection are intended to be used by spouses or other family members to protect against abuse. They are easy to obtain, but can be difficult to defend or to challenge in court.
If you have been served with an order of protection, there is a good chance that you have been forced out of your home without notice. There is also a good chance that you have lost access to your children. I have successfully challenged many protective orders, ending in what is called a "quashed" order. You don't have to take the order lying down. You have rights.
I have also successfully kept orders in place for abuse victims when the orders have been challenged. While most litigants who seek to obtain an initial order are successful in obtaining one, you will have the burden of proving your allegations by a preponderance of the evidence if the defendant challenges the order.
Whether you are needing to challenge an order, or defend your order against challenge in court, it helps to have an experienced attorney at your side who can present your case and your evidence persuasively to the judge. Call my office to schedule a free consultation at 623-850-8368 or follow this link.
Obtain Ex Parte* Order of Protection
Challenge Order of Protection in Court
Defend Order of Protection in Court
Pricing includes all necessary preparation, including review and handling of exhibits, preparation of witnesses for trial, and representation at trial
* An Ex Parte order means the obtaining of the initial order in front of the judge without notice to the other party. If you are seeking an order of protection, it is advisable to have a lawyer help you to obtain an order so that no mistakes are made on the petition. The most common error is to leave out important information or dates because you may not add any allegations at trial that you did not make in your petition
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