Domestic violence and Orders of Protection
At the Law Office of Shelley Lubritz, PLLC, I work hard to protect those who have been abused or fear that they may be abused by a person with whom they have a familial relationship. I help clients in the Las Vegas area and throughout Nevada file for an order of protection. These orders, which may also be known as “restraining orders,” “orders of protection,” and “TPOs,” are issued to prohibit someone who has harmed or threatened to harm you and/or your children from having any contact with you.
Restraining orders are issued to protect victims of abuse by keeping the accused abuser away from the abused. Nevada recognizes orders issued by every other state. The purpose of these orders is to limit the behavior of the harmful or threatening person so that you do not have to live in fear of further abuse. I will help you understand exactly how orders of protection work in Nevada. These orders provide relief that may include:
- Stay-away provisions — These require an adverse to stay 100 yards away from the person who filed the order. The adverse party may also need to stay away from the Applicant’s home, their school and their place of business. This order can be extended to protect your children as well.
- Cease-abuse provisions — These provisions specifically require an abuser to stop abusing or threatening to abuse the protected person or persons.
- No-contact provisions — Nevada TPOs prevent the adverse party from attempting any contact with the protected person. This includes personal contact as well as contact by phone, computer, mail or, even, contact through a third party.
Other common provisions found may require the person against whom a TPO is issued to surrender weapons, to pay spousal, an/or child support.
Contact an effective and experienced protection order attorney
At the Law Office of Shelley Lubritz, PLLC in Las Vegas, I provide honest advice and experienced advocacy to help resolve your family law matters. To schedule a free initial consultation at my Las Vegas office, call 702-833-1300 or contact me online.