Seeking Protection From Abuse And Violence Through A Court Order

Being abused by a member of your family or by someone you love can leave you feeling incredibly afraid and hesitant to seek legal protection. You may have questions about your rights and whether seeking relief through the law is even possible. Without help from an attorney with considerable experience handling domestic violence cases, you may never get the answers to your questions or the protection you need and deserve.

At the Law Office of Michael Davidson, PLLC, we take allegations of domestic violence very seriously and seek protective orders on behalf of you and other members of your family. We put the law to work for you, providing you with a sense of safety that alleviates worry and allows you to move on with your life.

What A Protective Order Will Do

There are two types of protective orders in Kentucky: an emergency protective order and a domestic violence order. Though both are signed court orders issued by a judge, emergency protective orders are typically short-term protective orders that do not require a full court hearing whereas domestic violence orders are longer term orders that do require a hearing prior to being entered.

Both types of protective orders prevent an aggressor from, among other things:

  • Making any contact with the petitioner unless specifically allowed by the court
  • Committing further acts of violence or abuse toward the petitioner
  • Going within a specified distance of the petitioner, a minor child of the petitioner or other family members
  • Destroying, damaging, removing or disposing of any property

If an individual violates the terms of a protective order, that individual may be arrested as a consequence and charged with a crime.

How Our Staff Can Help You And Your Family

Over the last 30 years as a practicing family law firm, we have helped countless individuals and families seek protective orders that meet their individual needs. We recognize that no two situations are the same, which is why we provide personalized and thorough legal counsel, whether we're seeking protection for a spouse or a spouse and their child, or anyone else who may qualify for protection.

At the Law Office of Michael Davidson, PLLC, we do not let you go through your ordeal alone. Our office is dedicated to ensuring your safety and the well-being of your children. Through a protective order, this can be made possible.

To schedule an appointment at our Lexington, Kentucky, office, call 859-225-1717, toll free at 888-519-7815 or contact us online. We address the legal concerns of families throughout Lexington-Fayette County and all contiguous counties, including high-asset cases and families. Our firm accepts credit cards.