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Restraining Orders and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence affects all parties involved and can have lasting effects on the victim, the perpetrator and children who have witnessed or been the recipient of violence.   Any type of domestic violence should be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

Restraining Orders

If you are a victim of domestic violence or if your children are victims of domestic violence it is important that you seek help immediately.   One form of help is to obtain a restraining order against the perpetrator.   The restraining order will prohibit the perpetrator from contacting or being around the victim(s).  If the perpetrator violates the restraining order, he or she may be arrested and face criminal charges.  When children are involved, the restraining order will state the visitation the perpetrator may have or not have with the children.  The Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch has the understanding and compassion to help you through this difficult time.  Please contact us today to discuss whether a restraining order is in your best interests.

Temporary Restraining Orders

If you have been accused of domestic violence and there is a temporary restraining order in place you should not take this lightly.  A finding of domestic violence and the issuance of a permanent restraining order can have lasting and detrimental effects on your everyday life.  Not only will a permanent restraining order be on your record but it may detrimentally affect custody and spousal support.  There is a presumption that a parent that has perpetrated domestic violence shall not be the custodial parent which means it could prevent you from having more than 50% custody.  It also is a factor in determining whether spousal support will be ordered.     Steven L. Fritsch has much experience representing people that have been accused of domestic violence and have temporary restraining orders issued against them.  Please contact the Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch if you need to defend yourself against an accusation of domestic violence and an issuance of a restraining order.