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Domestic Violence Protective Orders in Charlotte

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If you experience physical and/or emotional abuse within your marriage, the laws of North Carolina provide you with the protection you deserve. A domestic violence protective order, otherwise known as a restraining order or a “50B,” provides you with the necessary protection from someone's threatening acts.

The Charlotte family lawyers at Jetton & Meredith can help you seek the proper protection from a potentially dangerous situation.* We are here to provide unyielding legal services with compassionate support.

To discuss your case our team, call us at (704) 931-5535. We offer a consultation with no obligation to explain your rights and options.

Domestic Violence Protective Orders & Divorce

During a divorce, a domestic violence protective order can be used as both a sword and a shield. As a victim of domestic violence, a protective order can help you feel more secure at home, at work, and in other aspects of your life. Domestic violence should not go unreported – our attorneys at Jetton & Meredith are ready to fight for your rights if you are a victim of domestic violence.

As your advocate, our attorneys can help you navigate through the complexities of the situation involving domestic violence in order to help you determine the right steps to make. Our attorneys also understand the difficulties that come with speaking to anyone, including an attorney, about a personal matter such as domestic violence. We are here to protect you and your children.*

Defending against False Allegations of Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, there are also individuals who abuse the relief offered by domestic violence protective orders to improperly gain leverage in highly contested or highly adversarial divorce cases.

If you are unjustly accused of domestic violence or have a domestic violence protective order in place against you, there can be significant consequences for you in the outcome of your divorce or family law case. These types of restraining orders can impact your current job, your ability to gain employment, your reputation, and have an otherwise devastating impact on your divorce or family law case.

Domestic violence protective orders may prohibit you from:

  • Having direct or indirect contact with the opposing party
  • Having contact with your children
  • Going to your children’s school
  • Possessing firearms

    An alleged victim of domestic violence can ask for 50B protective order without notifying the other party. The judge can impose a temporary order based solely on the testimony of the alleged victim. After 10 days, the judge will hold a hearing to determine whether the order will remain in effect for one year.

    If you are served with a domestic violence protective order or restraining order, it is important you contact one of our experienced Charlotte family lawyers to represent you. If you have been served with a domestic violence protective order or restraining order, any violations of the order may also result in subsequent criminal charges, which can lead to a permanent criminal record if you are convicted.

    Contact Jetton & Meredith at (704) 931-5535 to schedule a consultation today.

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