Virginia law provides help to people who have suffered from violence, threats, stalking, harassment and abuse through protective orders, which are issued by a court. Protective orders serve to prevent further acts of abuse from happening. Depending on the situation, a protective order can be used to keep a person from contacting a family member, spouse, former spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend. An order can be issued that prevents an individual from visiting a workplace, visiting a school, making phone calls, talking to family members or carrying a firearm, among other restrictions.
While these orders serve their important purpose in some cases, they are used unfairly in others, sometimes as a result of false allegations of violence or harassment during a divorce or custody matter. If you have questions about these matters, an experienced family law and divorce attorney can help you answer them.
Advice and Representation Regarding Protective Orders
At Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, we can help you seek a protective order if you feel unsafe because of:
- Assault, battery or sexual assault
- Threats against you or those in your family that put one in reasonable apprehension of death or bodily injury
We can also help you protect your rights if a protective order has been issued against you because:
- A spouse or significant other is seeking leverage against you in a divorce or child custody case.
- You were blamed for an argument or conflict.
- An incident occurred in which someone was harmed.
Contact a Fauquier County Physical Abuse Allegation Lawyer
Every situation is different. After taking the time to understand your situation, we can clearly explain how protective orders work, and we can help you make important choices about whether you should seek one or defend yourself against one. Contact our Warrenton office to speak to an experienced family lawyer by calling 540-254-0757.