February 2018 – Orders of Protection

Orders of Protection and Injunctions against Harassment are useful tools for people in danger and in need of help. Unfortunately, these orders are often improperly used in an attempt to gain an advantage in a family law case.

There are many things you want to consider before seeking an order of protection or making the decision to challenge one that has been entered against you.

If you have been served with a protective order, it is very important that you know what you can and cannot do to avoid violating the order and to better defend yourself if you decide to challenge it.

If you obtained a protective order against someone else, it is important to know what steps to take next and it’s more important to know what to do if the defendant requests a hearing on the order.

Whether you are seeking an Order of Protection or Injunction against Harassment, or have been served with one, you likely have many questions regarding your rights and the process to obtain an order or defend yourself against one.

Common questions usually arise regarding which order you should seek, what are the differences between the two, how long does an order stay in place, how do you challenge the order if you’ve been served with one, and what happens if you challenge the order and you are unsuccessful?

Check out the Owens & Perkins website and our blogs this month as we answer all of these questions and more in a new four-part series on Orders of Protection and Injunctions against Harassment.

If you want to obtain an Order of Protection or Injunction against Harassment or you believe you may be served with one, you want to choose the right attorney who will understand your situation and help you solve it.

Owens & Perkins offers free 30-minute initial consultations. If you would like to schedule an appointment please call us at (480) 630-2464 or CLICK HERE to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.