How Do I File a Restraining Order?

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While we hope you never find yourself in a position where a Restraining Order — Protective Order in Georgia — is necessary, we are here to guide you through the process.

You must first file a petition for a Temporary Protective Order. Under the State of Georgia’s Family Violence Act, filing a petition for a Protective Order is at no cost.

After filing, you will be required to appear in court within 30 days to present your case to a judge. This is where we come in — we can help you build the strongest case possible and ensure you receive a fair judgment.

If the court issues the Protective Order, the recipient is then served with the order by the sheriff’s department. The order’s expiration date will be 6 to 12 months from the date served.

This process may seem daunting, and rightfully so — please, read on to see how we can help you through this difficult time.

What Is a Restraining Order?

A Restraining Order — Protective Orders in Georgia — is a temporary court order that prohibits an individual from carrying out an action, such as contacting or approaching a specific person. They can be issued and used in various circumstances such as harassment, domestic violence, stalking, or threatening. We wish you never have to go down this road, but we are here for you the entire way. You are not alone.

Types 0f Protective Orders in Georgia

Now you may be asking, “what kind of Protective Orders are there?” In the state of Georgia, there are three types of Protective Orders:

Family Violence Protective Orders serve to protect a victim of domestic abuse from the perpetrator of the abuse.

Stalking Protective Orders protect the victim in cases where they have been followed, surveilled, or threatened without their consent.

Employer Protective Orders are for victims of workplace violence where their employer has committed or threatened an act of violence against them.

We can help you determine which one is right for your situation.

We Can Help

Rest assured, no matter your reasonings for filing a Protective Order; we can help you navigate the road ahead. Whether it is to help determine what type of order is right for you or to help build your strongest case possible to ensure you are treated fairly, we can take you through the entire process with guidance and patience.

Contact us at 404-738-5805 or online to schedule a consultation. We are here to help you.

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