No one should live in fear of another. This is especially true when that other person is a spouse, significant other, or former partner. Unfortunately there are instances where people do not control their temper, their emotions, and a danger is presented. Our Melbourne TPO lawyers assist those in need of a Temporary Protective Order and make such cases a priority. Call our attorneys today to schedule a consultation.
Lawyers assisting Melbourne and Brevard County residents with protective orders
People file for protective orders when they are afraid for their safety. You may be the victim of stalking, harassment, or domestic violence. To obtain a TPO you must show the Court that there is a credible threat to your safety. It is not necessary for the other party to have been arrested. It is necessary, however, to articulate specific facts which show you as being afraid. These facts are far more credible when they are backed up by objective evidence such as cell phone records, police reports, voice mail transcripts, or other things which show the other side’s tendencies. If you legitimately feel afraid for your safety then you should seek legal representation immediately.
The first step in obtaining a protective order is to file a Petition with the Circuit Court. A Judge will review the Petition and schedule a hearing which will typically be held within two weeks. If the Petition supports the immediate granting of protection then a temporary order will be put in place until the hearing is held. Depending on the facts alleged, the Court may require testimony from witnesses at the hearing or it may only require argument from the attorneys. If the Petition is granted than an Order of Protection will be in place for a longer period of time. If the Petition is denied then any temporary orders will be dissolved.
Lindsey Sharp and Deborah Dye are Melbourne attorneys who assist those in need of an order of protection. A former prosecutor, Lindsey has dedicated a significant portion of her career to helping victims. Deborah is devoted to fighting for those in need of assistance. At your initial consultation they will listen to the facts of your case and give you an honest opinion as to whether a protective order is justified. They will quickly identify which facts should be included in your Petition, work to acquire the necessary documents, and will file your request with the Court. They will be in regular contact with you throughout the process and will ensure that you are prepared for the hearing. Our lawyers understand that this is a stressful time for you. They promptly respond to phone calls, emails, and makes themselves available to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today.
We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.
Affordable Melbourne lawyers handling other matters associated with TPO hearings
Nothing is more important than your safety. As such, you should not be put in a situation where you are forced to choose between your well being and your finances. Our firm handles most matters for an affordable flat fee. This allows you to know what your case is going to cost. You can then focus on your future rather than on finances. Additionally, our lawyers are able to assist Melbourne residents with other issues which are often associated with protective order cases. These include contested divorces, child custody disputes, and arguments over paternity.