Petitioning For Or Defending Against Protective Orders

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a stressful situation to become frightening. Whether it is the threat of violence or actual physical harm, one party might become fearful for his or her safety and the safety of the children. These people often turn to the law for protection.

With more than 30 years of legal experience, the attorneys at Jeffrey A. Vogelman and Associates are prepared to provide the guidance that our Virginia clients need. We understand the stress and frustration that often accompanies a divorce or other serious family law matter. When one party believes that he or she needs protection against another party, we will act quickly to explain the legal options and take steps to ensure the process runs smoothly.

Protective orders, often referred to as restraining orders, essentially put legal protections and penalties in place. From prohibiting an abuser from contacting an individual to requiring the abuser to seek treatment or counseling, the protective order is typically written from the context of domestic assault or the threat of violence. The order can take many forms, including an emergency protective order, a preliminary protective order or a permanent protective order. Our staff of dedicated professionals can answer questions regarding legal options.

Severe Consequences

As our firm has the experience necessary to both petition for a protective order or defend against one, we have a clear understanding of the consequences an individual faces. In a divorce proceeding, an individual with a protective order against him or her can see a dramatic impact in child support or child custody orders. In addition, the respondent might be required to turn in concealed weapon permits, receive a ban on the possession of firearms (which can affect the ability to pursue employment), see an impact on security clearance and this can lead to difficulty securing government contracts.

Contact Our Firm Today

To schedule a consultation with an experienced Alexandria protective order lawyer from Jeffrey A. Vogelman and Associates, call Jeff Vogelman at 703-836-3400 or contact us online.