Seeking Restraining Orders in Atlanta
Obtain Protection; Call a Georgia Family Lawyer!
Domestic violence and abuse are both terrible events that nobody should
ever have to go through. We here at The Manely Firm, P.C. know that we
can’t necessarily prevent domestic violence from happening, but
we can offer you help in obtaining protection from the legal system when
you or your loved ones suffer from domestic violence by obtaining a restraining
order. In essence, a restraining order is a document obtained from a family
law judge which orders one individual to cease their actions against the
A restraining order can order someone to:
- Stay a certain distance away from them
- Stop contacting them or their children
- Force them to move out of the marital home
- Turn over some important or valuable property
Seeking safety from an abusive spouse or partner can be extremely difficult
and even frightening. For this reason, we at The Manely Firm, P.C. understand
the importance of moving quickly to help you obtain the protection you
need from those who would wish to do you harm. Our Georgia family law
attorneys are dedicated to your success, and can provide you with knowledgeable
and experienced representation to help you face and resolve your family
law issues with confidence. We know how important it is to provide those
who are dealing with domestic violence with a powerful ally, and we are
proud to stand by the side of victims through every step of the process
and help them seek the better life they deserve.
If you need help with a restraining order, call The Manely Firm, P.C. today
at 888.930.9165 for a
Types of Restraining Orders
The state of Georgia recognizes two types of restraining orders:
Temporary Ex Parte Orders (TRO) and
Family Violence Protection Orders. Temporary Ex Parte orders are designed to be obtained quickly but also
end quickly—they expire within 30 days or at your next court hearing.
Family Violence Protection Orders are more permanent in nature. It takes
a longer process to obtain one of these orders, but that’s because
they are generally far more binding. Obtaining one requires a court hearing
in which both parties are able to tell their side of the story and a judge
deliberates whether or not the order is warranted. These orders can last
for up to a year at first award, but can also be extended to last up to
a total of three years.
Violating a Restraining Order
Should someone willfully violate the terms of a restraining order, they
could be held in contempt of court, which is a criminal offense. Egregious
violations of the terms of a restraining order could also be considered
a misdemeanor criminal offense, which can lead to up to a year in jail
and large fines. “Aggravated stalking” charges could be considered
a felony criminal charge, leading to even more serious penalties.
Do you need assistance obtaining protection from an abusive partner or
Contact an attorney from The Manely Firm, P.C. online today.