A Serious Charge
Domestic abuse is a serious matter, and these allegations should not be taken lightly under any circumstances. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for these allegations to be unsubstantiated. If you wish to obtain or defend an order of protection against domestic abuse, our firm can help.
The Little Rock domestic abuse attorneys at Worsham Law Firm, P.A., have more than 30 years of experience providing legal advice and representation to clients. Our firm is known for thorough preparation and trial acumen. Clients trust us to guide them down the right path.
Orders Of Protection
When disputes in a marriage turn violent, individuals can fear for their or their children’s safety. In these situations, the individual can petition for a temporary or permanent order of protection. These orders of protection serve to provide a barrier between an individual and a family member who has threatened or committed acts of violence.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for orders of protection to be sought out of anger when there is no immediate threat of danger or violence. We can assist in defending you against your significant other’s efforts to obtain a temporary or permanent order of protection. We understand that arguments within a household can quickly become heated, and we have represented both sides in these types of cases. Contact our firm to learn more about how our lawyers can help you.
Do Not Attempt To Defend Yourself
It is common for an individual to attempt to defend an order of protection without counsel. While that is certainly well within his or her rights, the consequences of a loss can be devastating. Your ability to own firearms might now be limited, and you might have to be listed on an abuse registry. In addition, there is still the matter of the actual divorce. The ramifications of having an order of protection against you are widespread. The court will use this as a factor when determining custody. We strongly encourage those wishing to defend an order of protection to consult with a skilled trial litigator at our firm.