As Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County family law attorneys, we have seen civil protection or restraining orders used as both a helpful and hurtful tool. Sometimes, a divorce is the result of domestic violence or a dangerous and volatile situation. In these types of cases, protection orders can protect those involved, including children, from being subject to any further abuse. However, false allegations of domestic violence in an attempt to get a restraining order can be extremely damaging. At the Pearman Law Firm, we have helped those in need get the protection they need to feel safe as well as fight against restraining/protection orders that contain false and unfounded allegations.
Jefferson County Protection / Restraining Orders: What is the Protection Order Process?
When a person decides to request a restraining order from the Jefferson County Court, they must explain why they feel a protection order is necessary. They must file a Verified Complaint / Motion for Civil Protection Order (JDF 402). In this document, the requesting party will list any other persons they want to be protected through the protection order (like minor children). They will detail the most recent incident, the most serious incident, and any other past incidents of violence or threats that lead them to request the civil protection order. They will then decide what type of protections they are requesting – from no contact to asking for temporary custody of the children and taking away any parenting responsibilities from the other party until a formal decision is made. The judge or magistrate will enter a temporary protection order, which is good for 14 days. Within those 14 days, a hearing is set where both parties may be present to argue for/against making the order permanent. The restricted party is served a copy of the temporary order along with the court date and the allegations.
Protection Orders: How an Experienced Wheat Ridge Protection Order Attorney Can Help
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence through a motion for a civil protection order or if you are seeking some protections through a civil restraining order, we can help. We have used civil protection orders to set boundaries and keep our clients safe as well as successfully argued against a permanent restraining order due to lack of evidence and/or character issues. Trust the Pearman Law Firm to provide you with vigilant representation, no matter your situation.
If you are preparing to fight a protection order, or needing to file one for your protection, contact the best attorneys from the Pearman Law Firm at 720-259-9528 or toll free at for your free phone consultation.
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