Orders of Protection

Tennessee Orders of Protection Lawyer

If you are experiencing abuse in your household, or if you are concerned about your safety, an experienced domestic violence lawyer can help to seek protection from the abuser by filing for orders of protection. At the Law Office of Douglas J. Carter, we believe in acting fast to protect our clients from physically, mentally or emotionally harmful actions before the situation escalates any further. To speak with a Johnson City, Tennessee, attorney or a member of our staff, contact us online or by calling 423-926-9193.

Working to Protect Victims of Abuse

When orders of protection are established, the abuser is required to stay out of the home of the individual who has filed orders and cannot contact or go near that individual or the children. Orders of protection can be filed against a family member or a person with whom you have a romantic relationship, including a husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. Orders of protection can be filed if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Harassment
  • Stalking

Working to Protect Against False Accusations of Abuse

Although most abuse allegations are valid, in certain situations an individual will accuse another of abuse as a means to get revenge or to gain power if the relationship is moving toward divorce or if child custody issues are at stake. If you have been unfairly accused of abuse, it's extremely important that you have a lawyer on your side who will make every effort to protect your rights. Should you be found guilty of these actions you may not be able to see your children or even re-enter the home to retrieve your clothing and other belongings.

At the Law Office of Douglas J. Carter, we take these matters seriously. We understand how much is at stake and we will do everything we can as we work to protect your rights. If you are involved in an abusive relationship, or if you have been unfairly charged with abuse, contact us online or by calling 423-926-9193.

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