Protective orders and temporary restraining orders can provide important protection to individuals who are being subject to abuse by a spouse, parent, dating partner, cohabitating partner or other individual. However, protective orders can also be extremely harmful when pursued without merit. Whether handling matters involving divorce, custody or protection orders, Rozas & Rozas is dedicated to being part of the solution, not adding to the problem. We provide experienced counsel to help clients obtain necessary protection or challenge protective order that are based upon false accusations.Experience Matters. Our Baton Rouge and Lafayette Area Restraining Order Lawyer Can Help.
When you come to our Louisiana law firm, your protective order/restraining order case will be handled by attorney Anita D. McKeithen, a respected, honest and caring attorney who has focused her practice on family law since 1986. She understands the complex legal issues as well as the personal and family emotional issues that arise in these cases. She also understands what is at stake for either party involved. Therefore, she is focused on helping clients navigate the process as efficiently as possible while also ensuring their interests are fully preserved.
Our Baton Rouge protective order lawyer offers skilled legal counsel regarding all types of civil protections, such as:
- Consensual stay-away orders
- Temporary restraining orders (TRO)
- Long-term protective orders
The most common types of protection orders used are temporary restraining orders and long-term restraining orders. Temporary restraining orders are filed at the onset of a domestic abuse/domestic violence case and are only valid until a judge can render a decision in a hearing on a long-term restraining order. At the hearing, both parties may present evidence and testimony before a judge who will then decide whether to terminate the temporary restraining order or to order a long-term protective order, which can last anywhere from six to 18 months.
Whether pursuing a protection order or seeking to defend your rights when an order has been filed against you, it is important to hire an experienced and assertive lawyer who will work hard to protect your interests.Free Consultation — Representation in English and Español
Call us at 225-343-0010 or send us an e-mail to schedule a consultation with an experienced Baton Rouge protective order attorney. English- and Spanish-speaking representation is available.