Domestic Violence in Divorce: Restraining Orders and Protection Orders in Southaven

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Divorce often involves a lot of emotion, conflict and drama. When all of that energy builds up it can erupt into violence. Whether you are a victim of domestic violence, or you have been accused of domestic abuse, you will require the services of a family law attorney who is familiar with how the system works and who can help you resolve the situation before it escalates out of control.

The Southaven team at Taylor Jones Taylor understands how conflicts can erupt in the midst of the divorce process. The firm has more than 50 years of experience with helping individuals in get out of a living situation that has become hostile and where they do not feel safe.

Fast facts about domestic abuse

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the U.S. with more than 10 million abuse victims each year. One in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been physically abused by a domestic partner. Domestic violence affects all people regardless of their age, race, socio-economic status, gender, religion, sexual orientation or nationality. Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, psychological, and its effects can last a lifetime.

Southaven domestic abuse attorney helping clients obtain a restraining order

Restraining orders and protective orders are court orders that requires the abuser to stay a certain distance away from your home and your workplace. The subject of the restraining order is prohibited from contacting you in any way whether in person, on the telephone, through the mail, email or even through a third party. A protective order is available to prevent the abuser from intentionally causing physical harm, or making threats of violence. A restraining order applies to spouses, former spouses, family members, parents, children, those involved in a dating relationship or other relatives by blood or marriage.

If you have experienced episodes of violence in your home or are living under a threat of violence, the Southaven family law attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor can help you obtain a temporary restraining order until a hearing can be scheduled for a domestic abuse protective order

Protecting your rights when you have been accused of domestic violence

False accusations of domestic abuse can be detrimental for the accused and have far-reaching consequences in their life. Unfortunately, voiced raised in anger, an arm raised in the heat of an argument can be taken out of context and used against that person. Sometimes during a contentious divorce, one spouse will accuse the other of domestic violence in an effort to gain an advantage when it comes to child custody decisions. If you are facing false allegations of abuse, the firm can protect your rights and save your reputation. Because the firm’s attorneys also practice criminal defense, they bring a unique perspective when it comes to restraining orders, and can help ensure that one is airtight – or that your liberty is safeguarded in cases where the order is malicious or unwarranted.

Protecting your interests in cases of domestic abuse

When you and you partner have experienced violent confrontations you may need to ask the courts to create a safe buffer zone between you. The divorce attorney team at Taylor, Jones & Taylor knows how to guide you through your divorce and reach the outcome that suits your goals while keeping you out of trouble or out of harm’s way. You are welcome to call 662-342-1300, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation today. With offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, the firm serves clients throughout Mississippi, including in Grenada, Batesville, Tupelo, Oxford and Cleveland. How can we help you today?