New Orleans Family Violence Attorney

Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of you and your children. If there has been even a singular instance of family violence in your household, it is time for you to take immediate action to protect yourself. Regardless of whether or not you are currently involved in a divorce, a qualified family law attorney can help you obtain a protective order against the abuser.

At Phillips Law, LLC, we understand that issues of domestic violence are extremely difficult matters to discuss and address. Maybe your spouse expressed sincere remorse; perhaps promises were made to never again abuse you or your children; or maybe you think your spouse will change. Although you may feel confused or conflicted about taking legal action, we recommend you at least meet with us to discuss the incident and learn about your rights and options.

Protective Orders: When You Face Imminent Harm Or Injury

When there have been actual instances of physical abuse, it is necessary to get a lawyer involved. Our family law firm helps abuse victims file for temporary and permanent protective orders that will prohibit the abuser from coming into contact with you. While a protective order is granted in civil court, it can and will become a criminal matter if the defendant violates the order.

It is important to note that you should not try to handle this legal matter on your own. The last thing you want is to have your protective order denied because you did not understand the laws and the associated rules.

Restraining Orders: Protection Against Threats And Harassment

In order for a protective order to be granted, you must prove an instance of abuse or that there is imminent harm or injury. So what happens when you have received intimidating threats from your spouse, but no physical violence has occurred? Thankfully, the law is still on your side. Our Louisiana law firm can help you obtain a restraining order against this frightening harassment in order to protect your safety. While the terms of the two orders differ, a restraining order still offers an important level of protection against your spouse.

Metairie Domestic Violence Lawyer

At Phillips Law, LLC, we are committed to helping our clients successfully resolve their legal issues with skill and compassion. Contact us at 504-521-7799 to discuss your matter with a dedicated New Orleans family violence lawyer.

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