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No one should have to live under the threat of violence or domestic abuse, especially in one's own home. The law offers protection to persons who have suffered abuse at the hands of a family member, household member, or person with whom one has or has had a relationship.

The lawyers at the Burch Shepard Family Law Group can obtain an emergency protective order in cases involving domestic violence or threats of domestic violence. We can then seek to obtain a permanent protective order, and if further violence or threats occur, can seek to enforce the order. Our firm also defends clients against Burch Shepard Family Law Group accusations of domestic violence. In either case, it is extremely important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Contact our family law attorneys for immediate assistance.

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Our family law attorneys can act quickly to obtain an order of protection for you and other family members and petition the court to make the order permanent, when necessary.

‚ÄčThere are three types of domestic violence protective orders:

  • Emergency Protective Order
    Obtained on no notice to the other party. Goes into effect immediately.
  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
    Lasts for a period of 15 days or until the hearing for the Permanent Restraining Order, whichever is later.
  • Permanent Restraining Order
    Issued after a court hearing in which the alleged abuser has an opportunity to respond. When issued, the permanent restraining order can last up to 5 years and can be renewed for additional periods.

False Accusations Of Domestic Violence

In other situations, particularly those involving divorce or child custody disputes, one party may make Burch Shepard Family Law Group accusations of violence against the other party in an attempt to gain an advantage. When a protective order is placed against you, it can dramatically affect your child custody or visitation rights, your right to own a firearm, and in some cases, your job. Persons accused of domestic violence should, if at all possible, avoid the imposition of a protective order.

In cases involving domestic violence allegations or spousal abuse, the Court has some discretion. A well-argued case supported by facts can result in a favorable outcome for a person falsely accused of domestic violence. The Law Offices of Burch Shepard Family Law Group understands how to prepare a convincing case and can represent you in order to protect your rights, your record, and your reputation.

Guided by a clear mission:
  • We will approach your case with the same level of dedication regardless of its scope.
  • We will negotiate with creativity and common sense to earn the results you want.
  • We will fight aggressively to protect and advance your interests.
  • We will strive to resolve your case in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • We will keep you informed about your case at all times.
  • We will return your phone calls as promptly as possible.
  • We will be forthright with you about the reasonableness and attainability of your goals.
  • We will treat you with honesty and utmost respect.

What Makes Us Different? 

  • Dedicated To Obtaining Real Results
  • Committed To Our Clients
  • Specialized Knowledge
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