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Protective Orders

Accusations of domestic violence can have a dramatic impact on family law proceedings and outcome. Whenever allegations or concerns involving violence, threats, or harrassment arise, it is important to immediately discuss your rights with a skilled lawyer.

When you need a protective order to help you with a domestic violence situation, turn to McKay Law. Contact us immediately for your free, confidential consultation. We can discuss the facts of your case, cover the options you have available and determine what assistance we can provide for you. This may involve filing protective orders that will include no-contact orders.

Protective Orders are a type of restraining order, designed to address domestic violence between family members, spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends.

A temporary protective order is meant to stop violence from escalating or to prevent an assault. If you are living with the abuser, it gives police authority to remove the person from your home for a period of time. In granting the Protective order, the court may order that the offender have no contact with the victim or children. A temporary protective order usually lasts until a hearing can be held. If a situation arises from domestic violence, spousal abuse, or child abuse, we can help with several types of protection.  A protective order may include the following rules:

  • No-contact orders
  • Contact only through an approved type of communication
  • No contact at an individual's work, school, or home
  • Surrender of firearms or any other weapons
  • A court-ordered domestic violence program be completed

False Accusations of Domestic Violence

It can be very stressful if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, abuse, or harassment. If you believe the protection order put against you was brought upon by false accusations, we are experienced in handling these types of cases and will work to preserve your rights by providing nonjudgmental legal services that are designed to protect you and those that you love.

How to Modify a Protective Order

It is possible to modify or cancel a protective order. We have experience in representing individuals who wish to have a protection order terminated or have portions of an unfair order modified in some way, due to overstated or false accusations listed in the original order.  We provide a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week immediate response to emergency calls and a free initial consultation.

If you are ready to speak with an attorney about your situation, please give us a call.