Protective orders are often put in place in cases of domestic violence, be it intimate partner violence, child or spousal abuse, false imprisonment, or sexual harassment. This intervention falls under the category of civil court matters, which means no criminal charges will be brought upon the recipient of a protective order. Protective orders can, therefore, offer relief and security to victims of violence without escalating a potentially dangerous situation.
Details and allegations of domestic violence frequently surface during divorce proceedings and child custody cases — most often, a protective order is enacted to safely remove vulnerable parties from an abusive household.
If you are a victim of violence, don’t hesitate to request a protective order during your divorce proceeding or custody case. While Sutherland Law Firm LLC, does not take on singular domestic violence cases, our attorneys are compassionate, competent, and experienced in delicate, discrete matters. We consider it an honor to help survivors of abuse avoid further harm, reach safety, and live happy, fear-free lives through protective orders.
Fighting False Allegations
Not all domestic violence allegations are valid. In fact, sometimes, these allegations are strategically and falsely made when one party is trying to gain leverage in a divorce or custody case.
At Sutherland Law Firm, LLC, our Albuquerque family lawyers are experienced at protecting our clients’ rights and interests in any family law case that involves domestic violence allegations. Compassionate and insightful, our attorneys are ready to help you resolve domestic violence issues and bring your family law case to the best possible outcome.