Unfortunately, all too often the stress of divorce can lead to violent, stalking, and harassing behavior. The Oklahoma Legislature passed a series of laws protecting individuals from domestic violence and violence occurring in the divorce process. These laws include a provision that allows a judge to issue a special protective order for the victim. This protective order legally restricts the actions of the aggressor.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence in a divorce or are accused of domestic violence in a divorce, contact us as soon as possible so we can help protect you in this difficult circumstance. You can contact us on our webpage or by telephone at: (918) 221-3999.
Both men and women can seek a domestic violence protective order. Protective orders can be issued based on domestic violence, stalking, or harassment. Additionally, a victim protective order can only be sought by person who was victimized by a spouse, ex-spouse, you ex-spouse’s new spouse, or someone you have dated, to name a few.
The domestic violence protective order has sweeping impact in a family law case. The Court can consider the facts alleged in the hearing for the protective order when determining child custody. Additionally, if a person violates a domestic violence victim protective order, they can be criminally prosecuted for a misdemeanor or a felony. Finally, the issuance of a domestic violence protective order can restrict a person’s right to possess or purchase any firearm.
If you are the victim of violence or have been accused of domestic violence in your divorce, contact us today for a consultation regarding your family law domestic violence protective order and your divorce. You can reach us via our webpage contact form or via telephone at: (918) 221-3999.