Responsive Lawyers For Temporary Protective Order Matters

When you are involved in family violence in any way — whether you are a victim or have been accused of being an aggressor — it is critical that you obtain legal support. The legal team at our Lawrenceville law firm have extensive experience with domestic violence disputes and temporary protective orders in the Gwinnett County, Jackson County and Barrow County areas. Call Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C., promptly if you need protection or if you face serious accusations.

Margaret Gettle Washburn leads our law firm. She has over 35 years of experience practicing law, is a former state prosecutor and currently presides as Chief Judge for the city of Sugar Hill. She knows all angles of domestic law and criminal law, and we use this extensive knowledge to our clients' advantage. Call 770-676-1191 to discuss your needs today.

Family Violence Protective Orders

Under Georgia law, restraining orders are called "domestic family violence protection orders." These orders may prohibit someone who is accused of domestic violence from having any contact with an alleged victim.

In Georgia, there are two types of domestic family violence protective orders:

  • Temporary ex parte orders. This is a temporary order that can last 30 days or until a court hearing. Someone can obtain a TRO against you even if you are not present to defend yourself.
  • Family violence protection orders. These orders typically last up to one year, but can be extended up to three years. They are issued after a hearing.

When a family violence protective order has been issued against you, it is critical that you understand its requirements. A violation could risk jail time.

If you face domestic violence accusations, call us as soon as possible. The allegations may influence a divorce settlement and child custody or visitation agreement. Regardless of the claims, you can benefit from having a skilled and aggressive attorney on your side.

Get Urgent Support From Our Trusted Firm

Protect your rights. Our lawyers can help you pursue a protective order or dispute claims against you. Call 770-676-1191 or send us an email to speak to an attorney privately about your concerns.