Learning About Your Rights When It Comes To Protective Orders
At Law Office of Laura L. Davenport, I have much experience in obtaining and defending against the issuance of protective orders. I can explain the intricacies of the various forms of protective orders and can best advise you as to what steps to take in pursuing or defending against the issuance of a protective order. I have helped clients throughout Louisiana.
What You Should Know
Protective orders are designed to protect you and your loved ones from physical or sexual injury caused by unwanted attacks or threats. While there are numerous types of protective orders that are designed to address specific situations and differing levels of abuse, the most common protective orders are designed to keep you and your loved ones safe by establishing temporary custody and prohibiting your abuser from:
- Threatening or harming you or your loved ones
- Interfering with your children
- Coming within a specified distance from your home, place of employment or school
- Destroying, giving or selling certain property
- Remaining in a residence that he or she does not own
- Threatening or abusing a pet
- Refusing to return property
When you file for a protective order, you can also request a temporary restraining order (TRO). If the court grants you a TRO, the judge will immediately sign a Uniform Abuse Prevention Order form and forward it to the clerk of court for filing. Then, the clerk of the issuing court will transmit this Uniform Abuse Prevention Order to the Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR).
Once the TRO is issued, the abuser is notified that an order has been issued against him or her. The court will set a hearing date wherein both parties can present testimony and evidence.