Unfortunately, not all Knoxville residents are able to have peaceful divorces. If you're in a situation where you feel you may need an order of protection to proceed with your divorce and post-divorce life safely, the Law Office of Meghan A. Bodie will work with you to achieve that aim.
Domestic violence cases are one of the top reasons that people request orders of protection. If you have been verbally, emotionally, sexually or physically abused by your spouse in any way or if you fear that such things may occur, you could be qualified for a protection order. These orders will make it so your spouse is unable to contact you or get within a certain distance of you. This can include your place of work and your home as well.
Protection orders can also be sought by third parties. For example, if you fear for the safety of your child or even someone else's child rather than yourself, you could file a protection order on their behalf. Overt violence doesn't need to be the only threat, either. If you fear neglect and believe a child may be a victim of it, that may be reason enough for you to file for an order with the court.
To read more about orders of protection and the different situations to which they may apply, take a look around our website. Not only do we cover situations of domestic violence, but we cover lesser-known issues that may also merit protection orders, such as neglect toward children.