Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Orders
Although the issue of domestic violence is briefly discussed under the Criminal Defense subsection, Civil Protection Orders often come into play in domestic relations cases. If you have been physically harmed or threatened with harm, you may seek protection from the Courts should request the Court to issue a protection order against your spouse or other household member. The issuance of such an order can have a definite impact on future court orders regarding access to your household along with issues of the alloction of parental rights and responsibilities.
No person in a relationship should be subjected to verbal or physical abuse and there are avenues through the court system that can provide assistance.
Robert M. Dumes has practiced family law since 1977 and can provide assistance to you in the event you need to seek a domestic violence civil protection order through the domestic relations court system.