Restraining Orders in Family Law Cases
Restraining orders are legal directives that limit the actions of one party during the course of a lawsuit or court case, such as a divorce or a child custody case; for example, restraining orders can prevent one party from residing in the same home as the future ex-spouse, from selling off mutual assets or from transferring funds from a mutual bank account. If, during a divorce or another family law case, one party has criminal charges of domestic violence or some other type of abuse brought against him, a protection order against the party facing criminal charges will be put in place. While restraining orders can not be enforced by police officers in the state of Colorado because they are not associated with criminal court cases, protection orders can be – and being accused of violating them can be seriously detrimental to the accused by compounding any legal issues (civil or criminal) at hand.
What can be just as unsettling has having to comply with a restraining order are the facts that:
- Courts can institute a restraining order against someone without even hearing that person’s side of the case or events.
- The person bound by the restraining order will have the opportunity within two weeks of the order being enacted to defend himself; however, if he misses the hearing or is not able to effectively defend himself during the hearing, the temporary restraining order can be converted into a permanent restraining order.
At Mike Hulen, PC, our trusted Colorado restraining order and family law attorneys understand how sensitive these matters can be, and we are highly adept at helping individuals facing restraining orders obtain favorable resolutions to their cases. While our family lawyers will aggressively defend our Clients’ rights in restraining order hearings, we will also work tirelessly to assert our Clients’ interests at every stage of the family court process.
Restraining Order Hearings and Defense
Because defendants in restraining order cases may only get one opportunity to defend themselves in the hearing, it is vital that they work with skilled family law attorneys, like those at Mike Hulen, PC. While we can help gather evidence and prepare formidable arguments to present during the restraining order hearing, our Colorado family law attorneys can also help:
- Modify the terms of restraining orders that may be in place
- Vacate the restraining order altogether
- Defend those who have been accused of violating the restraining order
- Protect the rights of those bound by restraining orders when it comes to matters of other family law cases.
If you are facing a restraining order that is compounding your family law case, contact our trusted Colorado family lawyers at (303) 932-8666. We can provide you with experienced legal advice and guidance that will give you optimal chances of obtaining the best possible outcomes to your family law cases.