woman covering earsTechnically a divorce proceeding is a civil case. But there are instances where the parties may not act so civilly. Divorces can be emotionally charged, and when one of the parties acts out on that emotion the need for a restraining order may arise. The attorneys at the Ferraro Law Group are able to identify when circumstances warrant a formal request that your ex-spouse be prohibited from contacting you as opposed to the ordinary emotions that go along with changing your family’s status. When necessary, we aggressively protect you and your family by seeking orders that keep you safe.

A recent news report tells the story of one Judge’s granting of a temporary restraining order against a well-known politician. Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson was recently ordered to stay away from his wife of 24 years. Additionally, the Court gave temporary custody of the couple’s children to Grayson’s wife. Typically, when a restraining order is put in place, the parties:

● Are prohibited from contacting each other until appearing in Court.

● Prohibited contact may include phone calls, text messages or even emails.

● Are prohibited from being physically present at the marital residence.

● May require no physical contact within a certain geographic location.

When seeking a temporary order preventing your spouse from contacting or bothering you, it may not be necessary to show an actual physical injury. However, in cases where domestic violence is also present, it is recommended that you take precautionary steps to ensure you cannot be reached by the perpetrator. Seeking counseling to deal with the emotional trauma included in a physical attack is also a good idea. And, if children are involved, taking steps to shield the children from possible harm is a must. The legal team at the Ferraro Law Group is here to help you with legal action, when needed, to ensure you and your family’s safety.

If you are the victim of domestic violence, call a qualified family law attorney for help. We take a tough stand on violence and make sure to present the evidence necessary for the Court to consider. The safety of you and your children is an important concern to you, and also to us.