If you or your children have been the victims of domestic violence, whether it is abuse, threats, or intimidating behavior, you have the right to protection under Georgia law.
If you are seeking relief from family violence, an ex parte restraining order is an option. If you are concerned for your safety, or for the safety of your child(ren), our attorneys at The Platt Law Firm can act quickly to secure a temporary restraining order, which is good for 10 – 30 days, or can obtain a permanent restraining order on your behalf, if the situation warrants it.
Family violence is defined under Georgia law as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between past or present spouses, persons who are parents of the same child, parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or other persons living or formerly living in the same household: any felony; or the commission of offenses of battery, simple battery, simple assault, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal trespass. The term “family violence” explicitly excludes “reasonable discipline administered by a parent to a child in the form of corporal punishment, restraint, or detention.”
If you feel that you are in this type of situation, and especially if you have children exposed to family violence, schedule a consultation with our family law attorneys today – the sooner the better. Our team is dedicated and passionate about protecting our clients, and we are here to help you. The Platt Law Firm has the experience of obtaining restraining orders on behalf of our clients and we have a long list of satisfied clients in Roswell, GA and across the Atlanta area.