Unfortunately, domestic violence is an issue in many Louisiana divorce and child custody cases. The good news is that if you are the victim of domestic violence, your family law attorney can help you ask the court for a protective order to keep you and your children safe.
A protective order works by ordering the abusive to stay away from you and/or your children, much like a restraining order. If the abuser does not stay away, you have the right to call the police and the abuser could be arrested.
Our lawyers understand that violence and threats of violence are prevalent in far too many families, and it is an issue that we care about deeply. One of our family law attorneys even helped establish a battered women’s shelter in the Baton Rouge area.
Taking a stand against domestic violence by pursuing a protective order also means taking a step toward a brighter future for you and your children. Our Baton Rouge family law firm is here to help you make that possible.
Untrue claims of domestic violence
While our firm advocates for victims of domestic violence, we also know that another unfortunate issue that is fairly common in family law cases is untrue allegations of domestic violence.
People know that domestic violence is taken very seriously by the court, which is why some try to use untrue claims to get ahead in their divorce or custody case.
If you have been accused of domestic violence unfairly, then you will need an experienced family law attorney to stand up for your rights and the truth. If a protective order is put into place, you could lose custody of your children or your visitation rights.
The good news in this case is that you have the right to defend yourself before a protective order can be issued, and your family law attorney can help you do that.