Clarksville Domestic Violence Attorneys
Take a Positive & Proactive Step to Protect Yourself & Your Family
In the face of domestic violence, it's hard to know where to turn. Experiencing domestic violence from someone in your family can be traumatizing and disorienting. You may be more concerned for the safety of your children than yourself, but ultimately everyone has rights to a safe and secure home.
Aldred Law Firm works passionately to protect families from dangerous and damaging environments. We also counsel those accused of domestic violence, aiming to defend your relationship with your family and children while moving toward a resolution of this difficult situation.
Request a free consultation from our Clarksville family law attorneys by contacting Aldred Law Firm at (931) 648-9621.
Filing for a Restraining Order in Tennessee
Tennessee provides victims the opportunity to file for both temporary and long-term restraining orders against an individual from whom you have experienced verbal or physical violence. Often in a tense divorce, one party may file for an order of protection if he or she feels threatened by the partner from whom he or she is separating.
Tennessee offers two forms of protection for those facing abuse:
- A restraining order offers limited protection to the abused, for it only prohibits the abuser from being physically or verbally abusive.
- A protective order provides more comprehensive protection to the abused, prohibiting the abuser from any contact with the abused.
If your order of protection is violated, your former spouse faces the threat of criminal charges.
Has Your Former Spouse Filed for an Order of Protection Against You?
You may feel at a significant disadvantage entering into these proceedings because the public does not look favorably upon those accused of domestic violence. However, it is also well-known that protective orders are often used abusively, and the accused has as many rights as the accuser.
Ask for help from our Clarksville domestic violence lawyers by calling (931) 648-9621 today.