Protective orders are a powerful tool for helping ensure the safety of individuals who feel threatened by another person. Previously, protective orders were only granted between family members but recently—in response to the Yardley Love murder—the Virginia legislature has made changes in the law to expand the types of persons against whom protective orders may be entered.
Our firm offers its experience and knowledge in this area to help those who need the protection of the law to help them stay safe. The process can be complicated, and for those who feel the need for a protective order, having an experienced attorney to pursue their petition can be instrumental in keeping them safe.
How Protective Orders Work
Protective orders are granted in a two-step process. First, a temporary protective order may be granted, which is good for 15 days. The court may then, after a hearing is held, grant the protective order for a period of up to two years. Having an experienced attorney prepare and present the case at the hearing can make the difference in whether the protective order is granted.
Here at KFFJ Law, our AV Preeminent rated attorneys are experienced in protective orders in the state of Virginia. We help both those seeking protective orders and those seeking to defend themselves against such orders. If you are the subject of a protective order it can have a negative impact beyond its immediate restrictions.
Protective Orders Can Affect Family Law Matters As Well
If you are involved in a family law matter such as a divorce or the determination of child custody or visitation rights, the granting of a protective order can have a major impact on the outcome of those decisions. We can help you defend yourself against a protective order and the impact it may have on collateral legal issues.
To Learn More About Securing a Protective Order, Contact our Northern Virginia Attorneys
When you are in need of help securing a protective order to protect yourself or your family, you need to do everything you can to ensure that you are able to secure a positive outcome. Turn to the experienced family law and criminal defense attorneys of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC. From our office headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, we proudly represent individuals throughout all of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland. To speak with our family law team, call 877-652-1553, or contact us online.
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