Atlanta Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence is treated very seriously in Georgia, and a person accused of domestic violence can face both criminal and civil punishment for the crime. Charges of domestic violence often lead to or happen during the course of a divorce, and whether you are the victim of domestic violence or have been unjustly accused you have legal options. The Solomon Firm prides itself on quality legal advocacy for all clients needing help with domestic violence issues and is here to help you with your legal needs, contact our Atlanta domestic violence attorneys today.
Temporary and Permanent Protective Orders
Georgia law protects domestic violence survivors and their loved ones from their abuser. Protective orders can include past and present spouses, parents, children, stepparents, stepchildren, foster parents and children, persons that are parents of the same child, and anyone that formerly or currently lives in the same household. Legal protection comes in the form of temporary and permanent protective orders against the person committing domestic violence.
Temporary protective orders are meant to protect you from immediate danger and usually last for either thirty days or until the next court hearing. A permanent protective order may be issued after a full court hearing where both sides are allowed to present their case. If granted, a permanent protective order lasts one year but can be extended to three years if the situation calls for it. In order to be granted a temporary or permanent protective order, you must file a petition with the Georgia court, detailing the domestic violence that has occurred and is likely to occur in the future. The petition must also include any other household members that you wish to include in the protective order against the abuser.
If your abuser violates a temporary or permanent protection order, they will be arrested and face additional penalties for the violation. This includes a contempt of court citation, a fine up to $1,000, and up to twelve months in jail. An experienced domestic violence attorney, like The Solomon Firm, can help you file a petition for protection with the court.
Domestic Violence Defense
In high conflict divorces, sometimes one spouse will make an accusation of domestic violence against the other in order to receive more favorable terms in the divorce settlement. This could mean a greater share of the assets, child custody, and greater spousal and child support. The Solomon Firm works quickly in these situations to build a case and prove that the domestic violence claims against you are false. This can include utilizing investigators, reviewing photos, videos, and phone data, and taking witness statements. Being falsely accused or convicted of domestic violence can have serious repercussions both personally and professionally, and The Solomon Firm aggressively advocates for those clients accused of committing domestic violence.
Contact Atlanta Domestic Violence Attorneys At The Solomon Firm Now
Whether you are in need of a protective order or have been unjustly accused of domestic violence, The Solomon Firm is the only lawyer you need in the greater Atlanta area. Call the office or contact The Solomon Firm today to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal options with a top rated domestic violence attorney.