Whether you are leaving your marriage because of domestic violence or your spouse’s behavior during the divorce process is concerning in any way, a temporary protective order may be of benefit to you.
No one should live in fear of what actions their spouse might take during the divorce process. Contact us today to learn your legal options for dealing with an abusive or vindictive spouse.
What Is A Temporary Protective Order?
A TPO is a court order that prohibits a spouse from taking certain actions during the marriage dissolution process such as:
- Moving the children
- Cleaning out bank and retirement accounts
- Canceling insurance policies
- Using joint assets as collateral
In other words, its purpose is to keep both spouses from doing anything retaliatory and help maintain the status quo. If domestic violence is an issue, this order can go even further and order the offending spouse to keep his or her distance from the other spouse and the children.
A TPO is only good until the divorce process is finalized unless it is for domestic violence. Domestic violence protective orders may remain in effect well after a divorce decree is issued.
Obtaining a temporary protective order is not as easy as you would think it should be. The attorneys at Edwards & Curtis LLC, know what it takes to achieve a TPO. We can review the details of your case and assist you through the process of applying for a TPO that addresses your specific concerns.
Our Firm Is Ready To Help You Move Forward
Domestic violence affects numerous families in North Georgia and Cherokee County. Our firm is prepared to assist those individuals who are ready to remove themselves from such situations and work through the divorce process without having to worry about their safety or vindictive actions from their spouses.
The dedicated and caring lawyers and staff at Edwards & Curtis LLC, are here for you during your time of need. We offer flexible hours as well as phone and email support so you can contact us when it is convenient for you. Call the firm at 770-628-1100, or send us an email through our contact form for a consultation at our Canton office.