The law in the state of Georgia provides help and protection for people who have been victimized — or whose children have been victimized — by domestic abuse. It also protects those who have been falsely accused of committing an act of domestic violence. In both cases, it is important that people take advantage of their rights under the law, and take the necessary steps to protect those rights with experienced legal representation.
At the law firm of Baskin & Baskin, P.C., our Marietta domestic violence attorneys represent victims of domestic abuse and those who have been falsely accused of violent acts. We want our clients to know what options they have and what legal protections are available. No one deserves to be abused or to have to face the consequences that come along with false accusations.
Helping Abuse Victims Get Protective Orders
A temporary protective order, which is a six-month order that can be extended for 12 months and made permanent following that period, is a court order that provides protection against threats, harassment and abuse. The protection order requires that an abuser stay away from you, your home and your work, and prohibits him or her from contacting you in any way.
The court can also order the abuser to stay away from your children — if the court feels that they are at risk. In some cases, it is also possible to get a permanent protective order.
Protecting Individuals From False Allegations
While all cases of domestic violence deserve to be treated seriously, false allegations take advantage of the system. Such allegations not only harm the accused individual, they also take resources away from the court that could be better used in real cases of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, some people use these allegations as a way to gain an edge in divorce, and child custody and visitation proceedings. Our attorneys stand by our clients in hearings to make sure that the truth is upheld.