Restraining Orders And Stalking Orders
A Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) restraining order is available to some individuals who have been the victim of abuse or fear that they will be the victim of abuse and need to take steps to protect themselves. An individual can obtain a FAPA or stalking order while he or she is going through a divorce.
FAPA orders impact an individual’s ability to continue to live in his or her home, and it can also impact an individual’s contact with his or her children. There are timelines that must be followed in filing a response to a FAPA and important rules to understand in initiating a FAPA. If you are served with a FAPA order, it is important to know what to do. Courts take these orders very seriously and if you step out of line, you may face serious penalties, including jail.
As such, it is absolutely critical to understand and protect your rights by retaining the most experienced counsel you can find.
We Can Help You In Washington County And Beyond
Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to guide you in understanding your legal rights and obligations in either obtaining or defending a restraining or stalking order. We understand the seriousness of domestic violence and will work with you to protect you from violence or defend against unfounded claims of domestic violence. With our experience and hands-on approach to representation, we are able to quickly and efficiently assess our clients’ problems and develop a plan that reaches a best-possible outcome in the ideal way.
Again, we want to reiterate the seriousness of these issues. You owe it to yourself to protect your family from domestic violence or to aggressively defend against any frivolous action.
To schedule an initial consultation to discuss family law issues in Beaverton, Portland, Hillsboro or nearby, call one of our FAPA and stalking orders attorneys in Washington County at 503-388-4779 or email Aaby Family Law, PC.