What is an Injunction?
Injunctions are also known as restraining orders. They are very serious family court orders that prevent or limit one person from having contact with another person often when there are allegations of violence.
How do I get an injunction?
In order to obtain an injunction, the person requesting it must meet the legal definition of a “family member”, have dated the other party, or been the victim of repeat violence. Additionally, the person requesting the injunction must prove that they have been the victim of violence at the hands of the other person, or have a reasonable belief that they will become the victim of violence if an injunction is not entered. The lawyers at The Collins Law Group have successfully helped clients who have been the victims of domestic violence under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act by pursuing a:
- Temporary Restraining Order
- Permanent Restraining Order
What if I have been served with an Order for Temporary Injunction?
If you are served with an injunction, you should consult an attorney immediately. Injunction hearings are often scheduled with very short notice. Additionally, important issues, such as time-sharing of children, child support, and alimony can be addressed in the event an injunction is granted. If an injunction is granted, it can remain in effect for the rest of your life. It can affect your job as well as other types of court cases, such as criminal cases or divorce cases.
We know the law on Injunctions
Because we know the law on Injunctions, we have also successfully defended those who have been falsely accused of acts of domestic violence.