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Regardless of the difficult circumstances a family may be facing, no person deserves to become the victim of domestic violence. In the same manner, no person deserves to suffer penalties or consequences because another person has filed a false domestic violence claim against them out of spite or resentment. At The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C., our team is committed to safeguarding the rights and futures of those suffering from domestic violence as well as those facing false domestic violence charges.
When you choose to work with a skilled Austin domestic violence attorney from our firm, you can rest easier knowing we will provide you with the following:
- A legal team backed by decades of legal experience
- A team led by two attorneys who are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- A firm that is 100% focused on divorce and child custody cases
- A team that uses only innovative legal approaches
To discuss your case with a member of our team, call the firm as soon as possible, or fill out a case evaluation form online. We can protect your future and rights today!
Types of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can occur in a number of ways and different types of relationships. In fact, spouses, children, other types of family members, and individuals living with their former partners can become victims of domestic violence. Additionally, domestic violence can include threats of physical abuse, abusive psychological behavior generated from one individual towards another, and physical abuse.
Restraining Orders That Can Protect You
If you have become the victim of domestic violence, we encourage you to get in touch with an Austin family law attorney. Because we are zealous in our fight to protect you, we can help you obtain one of the following types of restraining orders:
- A Permanent Restraining Order (PRO): These restraining orders can be issued for up to a 5-year timespan. When these types of restraining orders expire, they can be renewed. At hearings involving these restraining orders, both persons are given the opportunity to testify, ask witnesses to testify on their behalf, and bring evidence to court.
- A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): The court is able to issue these types of restraining orders. Most often, these restraining orders last 15 days or until hearings to pursue Permanent Restraining Orders. Cases that involve physical injuries may permit an individual to acquire a temporary restraining order without providing notice to the offending party. It is important to keep in mind that the offending party will be given the opportunity to present at the following hearing.
- An Emergency Protective Order (EPO): Police officers are permitted to issue these types of restraining orders to victims at the time these domestic violence incidents are reported. Most times, these types of restraining orders only last a couple days, giving the victimized individual time to attempt to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order.
Get in Touch with The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. Now!
If you or someone you love has become the victim of domestic violence, or if you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, it is important you consult a seasoned Austin domestic violence lawyer immediately. Our legal team can put our resources and skills on your side of the courtroom. When it comes to you future and safety, you can trust our team at The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C.. No case is too big or too small for us.