Do you need legal protection from a family member who has assaulted you or threatened violence? Or have you been kicked out of your home and cut off from your children by an unfair and unjustified court order?
The family law attorneys of O'Brian & Associates have represented clients on both sides of these sensitive and serious matters:
Our attorneys practice in the family courts of King County and Snohomish County. Schedule a consultation now at 425-276-7677.
Domestic violence can refer to physical assault, sexual assault, verbal abuse, threatening behavior and psychological abuse by a spouse, dating partner, family member or other member of the household.
If you have experienced abuse or fear that the person will become violent, you can go to court to obtain a temporary domestic violence protection order (DVPO). This occurs in an ex parte hearing. An order for protection will generally trigger removal of the alleged abuser from the home, and possibly jail if there is evidence of assault or a terroristic threat. Typically the person will not be allowed to contact the alleged victim in any manner (in person or by phone, email, text or third party). The OFP may also prevent the person from having contact with his/her children, or only supervised visitation.
Within 14 days, a hearing will be held on the status of the temporary order. Our lawyers will help you present your case for continuing the order for protection, amending it or rescinding it.
It is important to contact legal counsel as soon as possible to assert your rights and voice your concerns in court. Our experienced and compassionate legal team is committed to vigorous representation.
Our attorneys offer a confidential consultation. You can call us at 425-276-7677 or contact us online.