No one enters a relationship, let alone a marriage, expecting to need a restraining order. Yet, they are becoming increasingly common in today’s society, not only to protect one party from physical harm perpetrated by another, but also to protect against financial, emotional and other types of harm and/or abuse.
Louisiana law recognizes a specific mechanism—the protective order—to help prevent domestic abuse by family members or household members. However, with reasonable cause, restraining orders can be crafted to help deter spouses; children; even friends or neighbors from perpetrating against you any offense defined in the Criminal Code of Louisiana, other than negligent injury or defamation.
Many individuals unnecessarily suffer abuse at the hands of a current or former partner because they do not understand the complexities of the law or the remedies available to them. If you are trying to escape a dangerous situation or avoid future abuse of any type—whether or not violence is involved—it is urgent that you speak to a highly qualified attorney immediately.
George Read Coleman and Scott Richards Samuel are intimately familiar with the laws surrounding restraining orders and protective orders and they can ensure your rights and safety are protected to the maximum amount allowed by Louisiana law.
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