ORDERS OF PROTECTION
Nashville Lawyer Representing Clients in Order of Protection Cases
Attorney Protecting You in Domestic Violence Situations
Orders of protection are designed to protect individuals from the threat of or actual physical harm. In some cases, however, they can be issued prematurely with very little proof as to why the order of protection is warranted. If someone files an order of protection against you (also called protection orders or restraining orders), you have the right to challenge the order and protect your rights and interests.
At Ewing Law Office LLC, we are experienced in helping our family law clients challenge an order of protection when there is little evidence to support the domestic abuse claim. Because she also represents domestic abuse victims, attorney Lisa Millican Ewing knows how to question the validity of the claim and expose the true facts of the case.
Order of Protection Defense
An order of protection can be granted at any time, day or night, with very little proof that one is actually needed. The rule of thumb is to grant an order of protection now and ask questions later.
The initial order is temporary, only lasting 15 days. During those 15 days, the person accused of domestic abuse has the right to a hearing to challenge the order and present his or her side of the story. A judge will then decide whether to make the protection order permanent, or let it expire. If a divorce is pending, the order of protection may extend the entire length of the divorce process. This can have a significant effect on the outcome of custody and visitation arrangements.
It is very important to have a lawyer represent you during the hearing. If the protection order is granted, you will lose your right to possess a firearm. You may be required to vacate your residence, and you may be ordered to pay temporary child support if children are involved. We can help protect you against these consequences. We will work to show that you are not a threat to your spouse, significant other, the mother of your child, or your children.
Contact a Tennessee Attorney Who Handles Restraining Order Cases
If someone filed for an order of protection against you, contact us right away to speak with Nashville protection order attorney Lisa Millican Ewing. You have a limited time to challenge the order, so do not wait. We offer initial phone or office consultations. Same-day, evening, and weekend appointments are available at our office, which is conveniently located one block from the Davidson County historic courthouse. Our fees are reasonable and based upon the Tennessee Supreme Court rules. We accept credit cards for our services.