Virginia Beach Protective Order Lawyer
Many times, protective order cases are handled by criminal law attorneys — many of whom have little to no experience with family law. The matter is most often tied closely to family law, and you need a lawyer who understands the issues that will come into play.
At The Law Office of Elizabeth K. Barnes, I handle all aspects of family law. I am prepared to address every issue that may come up during the case. From juvenile law to the domestic relations court system, I have the familiarity and understanding many criminal lawyers lack.
Virginia Beach Protective Order Attorney
In cases of verified domestic abuse, the spouse will obtain a preliminary protective order for immediate protection. A full protective order will be effective for two years. In these proceedings, the court is allowed a broad range of discretion in making orders which affect child custody and possession of marital property, as well as responsibility for certain payments, including child support and spousal support.
It is not uncommon for a spouse to concoct a story of domestic abuse to use as leverage in a pending divorce or custody case. If you have been falsely accused of domestic abuse for your spouse’s financial gain, I can help you, creating a restraining order defense on your behalf to prove that the charges at hand are unfounded. I have the experience you need when your back is against the wall.