This is the final post in my series discussing what Las Vegas residents need to know about the process of filing for a temporary protective order due to domestic violence. Throughout this series I have explained what the end to end process of obtaining a temporary protective order against one’s abuser looks like. I have also explained how a temporary protective order can impact one’s family law case.
I touched on a number of topics over my last several posts. Subjects I have looked at included:
- How a victim of domestic violence may file for an immediate order of protection
- A discussion of how a TPO can affect a custody or divorce case
- When a parent should name their child in a TPO
- What to expect to happen at a TPO hearing
- How to defend oneself from a frivolous TPO filing
- What rules to follow once a TPO has been filed
I began this series due to the common occurrences of domestic violence that I frequently observe in divorce and child custody cases. Needing an order of protection is common in matters where domestic violence was an ongoing issue during the relationship or harassment and/or threats have become an issue since the demise of a relationship. Feelings of anger and rage often come to a boiling point during a bitter legal dispute and obtaining a 30 day order of protection often helps both parties behave themselves until the matter is resolved. Once a legal case has concluded then many find that emotions calm down and both parties are able to follow the Court’s orders without further incident. However it is always best to have concerns of domestic violence formally recorded and to take all necessary steps of protection.
If you are in immediate danger contact 911 immediately. If you have questions regarding how filing a TPO will affect issues such as child custody and child visitation then contact a qualified Las Vegas attorney today.