Henderson Domestic Violence Attorneys
Have You Been the Victim of Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence can take many forms. Under NRS § 33.018, domestic
- Physical abuse or threats of physical abuse
- The use of force or threats to make another person to do or say something
against his or her will
- Unwanted sexual contact
- Physical or emotional harassment
If you are the victim of domestic violence, our
Henderson family lawyers at McDonald Law Offices can help you get the protection you need. Call
Protect Yourself from Domestic Violence
The state of Nevada offers
orders of protection against domestic violence. They function as restraining orders and are
meant to protect you and your loved ones from the abuser. Orders of Protection
can also help you win temporary or final
custody of your children.
- There are three protective orders:
Emergency Protective Order: If your abuser is arrested, you can call your local courthouse to have
a week-long order of protection put in place. You must call within 12
hours of the abuser’s arrest. Once the emergency protective order
is granted, a court hearing is scheduled.
Extended Order of Protection: This order of protection must be applied for at a district or justice
of the peace court. The petition will require you to detail the most recent
incidents of domestic violence as specifically as you can. A hearing will
then be held to give you and the abuser an opportunity to present your
sides before a judge. After the hearing, a judge will determine whether
or not the extended order of protection should be granted.
Temporary Order of Protection: When you file for an extended order of protection, you have the option
to petition for a temporary order of protection as well. A temporary order
of protection is put in place if the judge believes you are in danger
of being harmed. The temporary order will offer you immediate protection
for up to 30 days until a hearing can be scheduled.
Get the Help You Need from a Henderson Family Law Attorney
If you are the victim of domestic violence, you might feel like there is
no way out. Our compassionate Henderson domestic violence lawyers want
you to know that you have options. Contact us today for your