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Need To Get a Restraining Order?

Domestic violence is rarely something that happens only once. In most cases, it is discovered that there has been a repeated pattern of abuse. Usually, by the time that the police are finally called, many violent or harmful incidents have taken place. This pattern is due in large part to the nature of the relationship between the abuser and the victim. In fact, there is a widely recognized cycle of abuse, in which tensions build in the relationship until there is an incident of violence, followed by reconciliation, and then a period of calm, followed by the building up of more tension and so on. In order to put an end to this cycle, state law provides for the right to request that the court issue a restraining order against a perpetrator of domestic violence.

Contact our Indianapolis protective orders lawyer online or call us at (317) 565-2221 to get legal protection from domestic violence.

How To Get a Restraining Order in Indiana

If you have been subjected to any type of domestic violence - including emotional and verbal abuse, harassment, stalking, assault or rape - you can come to Bowen & Associates, LLC for help from an experienced Indianapolis protective order lawyer. We may be able to assist you obtain a protective order that can give you the peace of mind and security that you deserve. A no-contact order has the power to do several things, such as:

  • Prohibiting the abuser from continuing to harm you in any way
  • Ordering the abuser to cease from contacting you through any channel, even indirectly
  • Granting you possession of the shared home, regardless of whose name is on the lease or title
  • Ordering the abuser to pay your rent / mortgage, as well as child support and spousal maintenance
  • Granting you child custody and restricting your child's visitation with the abuser to supervised visits
  • Denying the abuser the right to own or possess a gun

At first, we may help you petition for an ex parte order, a temporary order which is available without having the other party present in court. If you want an order of longer duration, however, you will need to appear at a hearing for a final order. At this hearing, the other party will have the right to present evidence with the goal of disputing the order. We can represent you throughout the entire process and work to get you the protection and safety that you deserve.

How To Fight a Protective Order in Indiana

Not all protection orders are valid. In some cases, one party will file for a restraining order with the goal of interfering with the other party, such as to gain the upper hand in a divorce. Being served with such an order can throw your entire life into disarray, and it can prevent you from meeting with your children.

If you find yourself in this situation, the first step is to hire an attorney, since this increases your chances of having the protective order dissolved. Once that has been accomplished, you will need to get a Request for Hearing form and file it within 30 days of receiving your copy of the protective order. Lastly, you will need to prepare for and attend the hearing. Our Indianapolis attorneys can represent you at the hearing in court and seek to have the order modified or lifted so that you can get your life back on track.

Contact us now for a free case evaluation!

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    I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!

    “I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!”

    - Desiree S.
    The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.

    “I called Justin Bowen because I needed an attorney for my recent DUI and being a RN that only complicated things. I was very anxious about the whole ordeal. The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.”

    - Kelly W.
    One of the best lawyers I have dealt with concerning family issues.

    “I retained Justin for a protection order that my daughter's father had filed against me. Justin showed up and showed outputting his skills of many years of knowing the law to work. The frustration on my daughter's father's face was very pleasing to see.”

    - Lakia B.
    They never stopped working, even up to the last day before our hearing, to try to get me the best outcome possible. I couldn't have been happier with my agreement.

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