Protective Orders

Domestic Violence or Family Violence is an unfortunate reality. However, no person should have to fear for their safety and the laws of the State of Georgia can protect you and your family if it is needed.

If you have been subjected to physical abuse or threats of violence or harm by a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or other member of your family or household, a Temporary Protective Order (TPO) may be filed in Georgia to protect you. You can obtain this protective order by requesting it from the Judge without the threatening party being present. This TPO or Temporary Protective Order will prevent the threatening party from contacting you or your family in any way until a hearing is scheduled in front of the Judge to address the allegations of family violence, domestic violence or threats of family violence or domestic violence. At that hearing the Judge will decide whether the Temporary Protective Order or TPO will be changed into a more permanent protective order.

As a practical matter, a Temporary Protective Order or TPO will involve decisions involving the use of the home that the parties share, custody and child support for children (if they exist), and other important matters. Mitch can help you obtain a Temporary Protective Order or TPO if it is necessary for you and your family’s safety. In his practice of over eleven years, Mitch has advocated for his clients in numerous hearings regarding issues of domestic violence, family violence and the threats of domestic violence or family violence in Georgia. Please call him at 404-916-7948 or email him at mitch@mitchmckinney.com and set up an appointment to discuss these issues.

Are you falsely accused of Family Violence and facing a TPO?

As unfortunate as the need for Temporary Protective Orders or TPO’s exist, it is equally unfortunate that some use the procedure to try an obtain an unfair advantage in an upcoming divorce or other family law matter. If you have been wrongfully accused of family violence or domestic violence and are facing a Temporary Protective Order or TPO, the consequences are numerous. You may face the loss of the rights to your children, the loss of your home, fines, counseling (including a six-month Family Violence Intervention mandatory counseling program) and even the loss of your right to carry a firearm in the state of Georgia. Mitch can assist you in protecting yourself from being falsely accused of domestic violence or family violence. Please call him at 404-916-7948 or email him at mitch@mitchmckinneylaw.com and set up an appointment to discuss these issues.