An order of protection is an official legal document that keeps a member of your household, often your significant other, from contacting you or getting in close proximity to you or your home due to abusive behavior. This is sometimes called a restraining order. Those who need help with getting an Order of Protection in Seattle can call Eagle Law Offices, P.S. at 206-426-6961.
How an Order of Protection Can Help
Especially in cases of abuse, the victim often faces a long wait for the courts to make a final judgment. During that time, the abuser can continue his or her actions against the victim, which can make life unbearable and also potentially putting safety at risk. An order of protection is designed to give the courts a brief opportunity to hear from the victim, and then provide protection against these abuses while both parties await the court date. If the abuser violates this court order, the penalty is jail time.
How to Get an Order of Protection
If you need an order of protection, contact our law firm. An Attorney can help you fill out the necessary paperwork and prepare for your hearing date, which is typically two weeks from the time you file. You must appear in court to provide proof of your abuse. Your lawyer will help you come up with these proofs that may include other people’s testimony to the abuse or photographs of injuries caused by the abuser.
We understand that you are facing an emotionally difficult time. Confronting an abuser and taking a stand takes strength and fortitude. We are ready to help you pursue an order of protection to help you define your safety boundaries. With our help, you can improve your chances of getting approval for the Order of Protection in Seattle. Contact us today so that you can keep your abuser away from you, so you can prepare for your court date without fear of retaliation.