When involved in a violent marriage relationship, not only are you placing
yourself at risk, but also if you have children they are being placed
at risk as well. When you are in one of these situations, there is a means
for which you can receive an “ex-parte” restraining order.
This means that it is an emergency and needs immediate attention. What
this form does it is effective immediately, and then a court date will
be ordered in which all parties involved will be required to attend. Though,
during that waiting period there is the restraining order to protect the
spouse from any further abuse during that time.
Before filing this form, you will need to make sure that you have the list
of names of all those who need protection, a thorough description of what
took place and how often, as well as where those who need protection will
live. Then you will want to contact your local courthouse for an emergency
restraining order, and generally you will want to go to a court house
that is in your county because of certain regulations. Knowing all of
the details of what has happened with the abusive spouse is essential,
write those down in detail for the record.
Also be specific with how your children were affected by the abuse, did
they see it, was it towards them, how often, and so on. You need to be
prepared, because it is very likely that the abuser will argue against
your claims, and create as detailed of a story as they can in order to
point the blame at you instead. Lastly, contact a family and divorce attorney
as soon as possible to have someone on your side during this process.
They will also be able to walk you through the legal ramifications of the
domestic violence as well as help you consider filing for a divorce. Contact
Hutchinson Law today for more information!