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Toledo Attorney Stands Up for Clients in Cases Involving Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

Ohio law firm provides strong legal guidance when abuse is alleged

Abuse at the hands of a family or household member, or someone in a dating relationship with the victim, is all too common and potentially deadly. At Mock Law, L.P.A. in Toledo, I provide strongly advocacy to individuals who are victims of domestic violence. My firm works to secure  restraining orders and to help victims take the necessary legal steps to leave their dangerous situations and hold their abusers accountable. As an experienced family lawyer and clinical social worker, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of domestic violence on victims and their families. You can rely on my Northwest Ohio law firm to pursue a resolution designed to help you achieve the safety and peace you deserve.

What can you do if you are the victim of domestic violence?

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger. To keep the abuser away from you, seek a restraining order. When a restraining order is granted, the person who has committed or threatened domestic violence against you must comply with the terms of the document or face being arrested. The specific language of the order can be tailored to the circumstances in your case. Terms, for example, can include not contacting you or your children and not coming near your residence, workplace or school. If you live together, your abuser can be ordered to leave the home. You could also be given custody of children in a domestic violence restraining order. My law firm can counsel you about seeking a restraining order and advise you about what particular provisions you might seek to have included.

How to file for a restraining order

To start the process of obtaining a restraining order, my firm can help you prepare a filing for the court that describes the details of the violence. These documents are then submitted to the court clerk. If you are in an emergency situation, you can file for a temporary order that, if granted, goes into effect immediately. Before the issuance of a final restraining order, which can last up to five years before requiring renewal, a hearing will be scheduled for you and the person are accusing of domestic violence. Both parties then present their evidence to the judge. As an experienced family lawyer, I can help you locate and present the evidence you need to support your petition for a suitable order.

Enforcing a restraining order

When you are granted a restraining order, keep it with you at all times. If you have children protected by the order, give a copy to their school or childcare provider. You may wish to provide a copy to your place of employment as well. If the order is violated, you can call the police and have the abuser arrested. You could also approach the court and ask that the person be held in contempt for violating the order. The best way to have an order enforced can depend on the specific circumstances. I can advise you based on your situation.

Contact a compassionate Ohio lawyer for help getting a restraining order

If you are the victim of domestic violence in Ohio, Mock Law, L.P.A. in Toledo is here to guide you through the process of getting a restraining order against your abuser. Call me today at 567-200-3573 or contact me online to arrange a consultation. My phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.