Restraining Orders and Protection Orders
Washington State divorce and family law attorneys serving the Greater Puget Sound Region.
Under Washington State divorce law, obtaining and fighting protection orders, restraining orders, and no contact orders can be difficult. We can help.
There is also a lot of confusion out their regarding what type of “Protection Order” they need. We handle all Washington State matters involving orders for protection, especially as they relate to divorce and family law cases. There are several different types of protection orders in Washington State.
Our courts have provided an excellent summary on their website: Domestic Violence Protection Order Process
Washington State divorce and family law cases don’t always involve special orders and restraints. For the cases that require them, however, most involve either the Domestic Violence Order for Protection or the Restraining Order, which can also restrain and allow the use of property while your case is pending.
This is frequently used in cases where one spouse fears that the other will move money from one account to another or otherwise act financially irresponsibly. Washington State Restraining Orders in divorce cases can also address any type of domestic violence situation or where one party feels threatened in some way by their spouse.
Do have questions pertaining to a Washington order for protection? Our Washington State protection order attorneys can help.
When you become the victim of abuse in your own home it can feel like there is nowhere to turn for answers. However, if you or your children become victims of abuse there are means by which you can find relief, so it’s vital that you act to protect yourself and those you love.
Our Washington State protection order lawyers have the experience needed to help you seek assistance from the court. If you are in fear of your safety, or that of your children, it’s important to take action. You have important legal rights intended to protect you and your family.
When abuse becomes a problem in the home, the court offers a solution called a protection order or restraining order. Sometimes it’s hard to know if what you are experiencing is actual abuse if there is no actual physical violence occurring. Washington State’s laws were designed to provide
If you’ve been falsely accused of abuse you could be facing the prospect of having a criminal record for the rest of your life, so it’s vital that you speak with one of our Washington State restraining order lawyers as soon as possible.
Put an end to abuse with help from our Washington State protection order attorneys.
One of the advantages of working with our Washington State protection order lawyers is that they deal with the court on your behalf, while compassionately addressing your emotional well being. The court will review the evidence brought forward by our Washington State restraining order attorneys, and this could include:
- Testimony of abuse from eyewitnesses
- Medical records
- Other evidence that proves abuse
If the court finds that our evidence proves that abuse took place, then the guilty party will not be allowed to have any contact with you whatsoever. If they violate the order in any way they could go to jail, and if this happens you need to contact our Washington State restraining order lawyers so that they can take the appropriate action.
If you obtain an order against a person in the same house, then they could be forced to move out of the home to protect you from any further abuse. Fortunately, when an order is awarded by the court, the abuser seldom violates it, thus protecting the victim.
Do you need a Washington State restraining order, protection order or “no contact” order? Contact a member of our legal team for a free case evaluation.
Whether you have become a victim of abuse, or you feel you have been wrongly accused of abuse, you can contact our Washington office today for a free consultation about your options. Your case evaluation will be completely confidential, and our experienced legal professionals will outline your options clearly and succinctly.
There is never a reason why you should accept being abused, so contact us today and let us help you find a solution.