It's not unusual for domestic violence to be an issue in divorce. In some cases, spousal abuse is the reason for the divorce and the victim needs protection. This is the reason we have protective or restraining orders in Kansas and Missouri: to protect innocent people. Unfortunately, protective orders are sometimes used wrongly to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody proceeding.
At The Mathews Group, LC, our lawyers represent both people who need protective orders as well as people who have been accused of domestic violence. Schedule a consultation online with a Mathews Group attorney to discuss your case. From our law office in Leawood, KS, we represent clients throughout the Kansas City metro area in Kansas and Missouri.
Consequences of Protective Orders
Having a protective order against you can have far-reaching consequences, both in your divorce, your personal life and your career.
- If you live with the accuser, you can be kicked out of your home.
- You can be barred from seeing your children.
- You can be denied custody of your children in the event of a divorce.
- You can be barred from possessing guns and ammunition.
- You can lose your job, and prospective employers may not hire you after learning of the protective order.
- If you violate the terms of the protective order, you can be jailed and charged with a misdemeanor.
To protect your rights, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you learn that someone has obtained a protection order against you.
Overland Park Protection From Abuse Order Lawyer
You will never be charged for your initial consultation with a Kansas City domestic violence attorney at our firm. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation online or call us at 913-660-0664 to discuss your case today.