Orders for Protection
Unfortunately, domestic violence and harassment are facts of life and may come in many forms. Examples include; actual physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, emotional abuse, threatening calls, stalking, and other forms of control. One of the remedies for domestic abuse is seeking what is called an Order for Protection. Orders for Protection are sometimes called domestic abuse restraining orders, no contact orders or just OFP’s.
Domestic abuse actions have serious implications in people’s lives and may impact the parties ability to communicate with each other, temporary and permanent custody of children, child support, who resides in the home and other issues like the ability to bear arms. The legal standards that govern the issuance of Orders for Protection as set out in Minnesota Statute §518B.01. Effective representation requires knowledge of the complexities of domestic abuse law and its relationship to custody and marriage dissolution proceedings.
I have extensive experience handling Order for Protection proceedings and understand the needs of families struggling with divorce, custody issues, parenting time issues and child development as well as the implications of financial stress and mental health issues. This kind of experience is invaluable in navigating this delicate type of legal proceeding. If you find yourself or a loved on needing or facing a Petition for an OFP, feel free to call me for an initial consultation at no cost.