Domestic Violence Attorney
Under Utah law, domestic violence includes any physical harm or violence toward a cohabitant or even the threat of physical harm or violence. Domestic violence situations can be extremely dangerous for both the victims and their families and steps should be taken to secure your safety as soon as possible. Domestic violence can also have significant effects on any matters concerning child custody, child support, and spousal support in the aftermath of a divorce;. An experienced Salt Lake City divorce attorney can assist you in obtaining a protective order and taking any other necessary actions to keep you and your children safe.
Obtaining A Protective Order
If you have been harmed by a spouse or partner or believe that harm is imminent, the law can provide certain protections to keep that individual away from you and your family. At the Coil Law Firm, our Utah domestic litigation attorneys know how to help you obtain an emergency protective order or temporary restraining order to put the following protections in place as soon as possible:
- The offender must stay away from you, your family, and your property;
- The offender may not harm nor threaten harm to you or your family;
- The offender may not possess any type of weapon; and
- You may be awarded temporary custody of your children and child support if necessary.
Though such an order cannot physically stop a domestic violence offender, the offender will face significantly heightened consequences if they violate the order. Further, an experienced Salt Lake City domestic litigation attorney may also help you pursue a stalking injunction in the event your abuser (whether he is a cohabitant or not) has engaged in stalking conduct against either you or your children.
In too many situations, a court may dismiss a request for a protective order because the petitioner fails to present adequate evidence of the domestic violence and future danger. Experienced Utah domestic violence attorney Jill Coil knows how to help you not only obtain a protective order but also enforce the order and enlist proper authorities if a violation occurs.
Defending Against False Allegations Of Domestic Violence
In some situations, however, a spouse or parent may make false allegations of domestic violence in order to gain an upper hand in divorce or child custody proceedings. Such false allegations can cause significant difficulties in your life and can even lead to criminal convictions, separation from your children, and other dire consequences. Anyone facing such allegations and a potential protective order requires an aggressive defense to challenge the validity of the protective orders and the accusations against them. Experienced Utah Domestic violence attorney Jill Coil knows how to prevent a valid defense so that a protective order is dismissed.
Discuss Your Situation With A Qualified Salt Lake City Domestic Violence Attorney Today
Whether you have been the victim of domestic violence or you are facing wrongful allegations, it is imperative that you seek assistance from an experienced domestic litigation lawyer as soon as possible. At the Coil Law Firm, we provide the highest quality of representation to anyone facing a domestic violence charge in Utah, so please call us today at 801-884-3775 for help.