Abuse Protection Lawyers in Decatur, AL
Protecting Families from Domestic Violence in Morgan County
The state of Alabama provides legal ways to protect individuals and their children from acts of domestic violence through a protection order, which is commonly known as a restraining order. If you have been a victim of abuse in or around Morgan County, you should seek protection by turning to White, Oakes, Griffith & Iverson, LLC as soon as possible.
Our firm is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well being of families in our community. Our Decatur abuse protection attorneys can act quickly to get you and your children the protections provided through the legal system. When you come to us, you will receive compassionate and competent legal service backed by more than 20 years of family law experience in the local courts.
Need protection from an abuser? Reach out to us at (256) 355-1100 as soon as possible.
Protection Orders in Alabama
A protection order can set forth as many terms and conditions as are needed, depending on the circumstances, to safe guard against domestic violence. If the abuser violates these terms, he or she can be arrested and criminally charged.
Protection orders can:
- Prohibit the abuser from stalking or threatening you or your children
- Prohibit the abuser from making any contact with you or your children at home, school, work, whether through physical contact or through other means, such as phones or email
- Order the abuser to vacate the family residence/evict the abuser from the family residence
- Award custody of minor children to you with child support
- Prohibit the abuser from interfering with you when removing your children from the abuser’s presence – this can be done with police escort
- Give you use of an automobile, even if it belongs to the abuser, and direct law enforcement to help you get it if needed.
- Order the abuser to pay for your attorney fees
- Prohibit the abuser from selling jointly owned property/assets or from trying to conceal assets
Violation of a protection order in Alabama is charged as a Class A misdemeanor punishable by as much as year in jail and/or a fine of up to $6,000. Second, third, or subsequent violations are punished more severely.
Ready to Help You Put a Stop to Domestic Violence Today
At White, Oaks, Griffith & Iverson, LLC, our seasoned trial lawyers can skillfully represent you before the judge in any protection order hearing.
Get legal protection from a Decatur abuse protection attorney at (256) 355-1100.