Domestic Violence Lawyers Serving Woodstock, Smyrna, Marietta, Alpharetta And Cartersville
Do not be afraid! You are not alone. Stop the abuse and get help now. If your current or ex-spouse, or your current boyfriend or girlfriend threatens you with physical harm and/or physically harms you, call the police immediately and report it. If there is proof of violence or threats, the police must remove the perpetrator for the night. Depending on the circumstances, he or she may be arrested. You must immediately seek shelter with a friend or family member. As soon as you are safe, you should go to your local superior court and seek an ex parte temporary protective order (tpo). Several courts have administrative programs that can help you complete the necessary paperwork for no fee. If your petition is granted, the perpetrator will be ordered to stay away from you, can be ordered to pay temporary child support and/or alimony and ordered out of the house. Your children can also be protected.
Once the ex parte order is granted, the court will hold an official hearing within thirty days. Do not attend this hearing without an attorney. Neither the judge nor the court aides are permitted to help you present your case. Nothing fuels the anger of a perpetrator like having a tpo dismissed. If someone is committing acts of domestic violence against you, get help now.
The domestic violence attorneys at Hait, Eichelzer & Kuhn represent both men and women who have been harmed or threatened in domestic violence cases. Contact us today for a free consultation to get help from an abusive boyfriend or girlfriend.