The Impact A Domestic Violence Accusation Makes On Divorce
An accusation of domestic violence is always a serious matter. Whether you or your children experienced violence from your spouse, or you are being falsely accused of abuse, you need a highly experienced and trustworthy divorce attorney representing your interests every step of the process.
At The Law Office of Lynn H. Sturges, we will work to make sure you are treated fairly regardless of whatever is being said. Our top priority in cases involving alleged domestic violence is to preserve our clients’ safety and parental rights to the greatest extent possible. We are a law firm you can trust to handle your case with sensitivity and efficiency.
Domestic Violence And Family Law
As a family law attorney, Lynn H. Sturges has extensive experience handling the civil law side of domestic assault accusations. She can represent you in hearings to determine if a temporary restraining order (TRO) or family violence protection order is required. A TRO is issued to protect someone from immediate danger of violence by a member of their family or household. It forces the accused to stay away from the alleged victim for 30 days or until the hearing where the judge decides whether to issue a more permanent family violence protection order.
Both orders forbid contact between the parties. Violation of a protective order in Georgia can result in up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
This process is separate from any criminal court matters, and many criminal defense attorneys are unfamiliar with the civil court side. We focus our practice entirely on family law. The stakes can be high, especially when there are children involved. Contact our office as soon as possible to secure your rights and to find out what to expect during the TRO/family violence protection order process. The impact of an abuse accusation requires careful legal attention, and the results are never clear ahead of time.