Edwards, McLeod & Money are the premier West Georgia and Haralson County temporary protective orders attorneys. Family violence in Georgia is defined as certain kinds of crimes between people who have a type of familial connection to each other. The kinds of crimes include battery or assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, criminal trespass or any felony.
The individuals must be connected to each other as past or present spouses, parents of the same child, parents and children, step-parents and step-children or other persons living or formerly living in the same household. If the crime is stalking, the people do not have to have any connection to each other. A temporary protective order is a court order to help protect a person or persons from someone who is abusing, threatening or harassing that person or persons.
Temporary protective orders specifically define what contact, if any, the person who is under the order may have with the person who asked for the order. These orders can involve restrictions other than simply keeping one person away from the other. They can also grant temporary custody and child support and will significantly affect the ability of the person under the order to purchase or possess firearms or other weapons.
Temporary protective order hearings are frequently presented to the court without either side making use of legal counsel, but either side may hire an attorney at any time prior to the hearing. You may not know until the day of the hearing if the other side has an attorney, and you do not want be unarmed against someone who is trained for this very specific kind of battle.
Edwards, McLeod & Money are the premier West Georgia and Haralson County temporary protective orders attorneys. Contact us if you wish to significantly increase your chances of successfully having the order granted by the court, especially if you are defending yourself against the allegations contained in the petition, so that we can help you maintain the superior position in the courtroom.