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Domestic Violence Victims Get Protection Orders
Clients who have been harmed or threatened
We work hard to protect those who have been abused or fear that they may be abused by a person in their family. We help clients file for orders that prevent individuals from seeing or contacting people they have harmed or threatened and often, to keep them away from the children. Whether the particular legal remedy is called a “restraining order,” “order of protection,” “injunction,” “protective order” or something else, our firm advocates for clear, enforceable instructions that allow victims to live in peace. We take a personal approach to each situation and make whatever legal efforts are necessary to minimize the likelihood of continued domestic abuse or threats.
Restraining order terms suited to the client's situation
Whatever name they go by, domestic violence protective orders are issued to keep the accused abuser away from the abused. Each state recognizes orders issued by every other state. The purpose of these orders is to limit the behavior of the harmful or threatening person so that others do not have to live in fear of further abuse. We can help clients understand exactly how orders of protection work. These orders provide relief that may include:
- Stay-away provisions — These require someone to stay a certain distance away from the person who filed the order. This order can be extended to protect children as well.
- Cease-abuse provisions — These provisions specifically require an abuser to stop abusing or threatening to abuse the protected person or persons.
- No-contact provisions — Mississippi allows orders preventing someone from attempting any contact with the protected person and restrains the perpetrator from coming onto your property or premises and keeps them away from your work place, your daycare and your vehicle . This includes personal contact as well as contact by phone, computer, mail or even contact through a third party. No-contact orders also prohibit contact via texting, emailing , calls at work and other types of threats.
Other common provisions may require the person the order is aimed at to give up their weapons or to pay spousal or child support. We will seek every possible legal remedy to protect our clients from someone who threatens them with harm.
Relationships and circumstances can change quickly, and a domestic violence order that was previously appropriate might now be unsatisfactory. Should our clients need a modification due to a different type of threat, a change in living situation, an adjustment in family makeup or some other reason, we petition for prompt, effective revisions. Even if our client is unsure if a revision is necessary to keep them safe, we can analyze the current protection and assess if a modification request is needed.
Enforcement actions for abuse victims
Sometimes, putting a domestic violence order in place is not enough. If someone has been stalking a person in violation of an existing order or disobeying other terms relating to contact or threatening behavior, we press for immediate enforcement by the court and additional measures, if necessary. Repeat instances of relationship or dating violence are not uncommon. The fact that an order is established means that the court has recognized the potential for harmful activity. When necessary, we bring relevant evidence to the court’s attention in order to carry out the penalties contemplated by the original order which could include incarceration of the person in violation of a protective order.
Need immediate help getting a domestic violence protective order?
We provide skilled and prompt help to clients who seek safety from abuse. If someone, or their children, is threatened with harm, we will seek the immediate help they need for safety through an order of protection. Call us at 601-982-9797.