Protection orders are an unfortunate area of family law. A number of people will abuse protective orders, making it lengthen the divorce process and causes headaches for many people. When you go through a divorce, and children are involved in the relationship, both parties can quickly become frustrated and can deal with large expenses.
Abuse of Protection Orders
Since a protection order is often considered an “emergency” order, one party can easily use it to manipulate facts or to keep a child away from the other parent. A party can tell a judge under oath about facts based on their children. Normally a protection order is used of a parent feels the children are at risk of abuse by the other parent. A small statement can cause one parent to be banned from the home, miss parent time, and any contact with their children. The order simply ends up becoming a de facto sole child custody order for the other party.
Dealing with Protective Orders Aftermath
What happens if the allegations made against you are false? The protective order will be dismissed if the court finds these orders are false. However, some people end up with the stigma that they are a threat to their children. Having an order of protection against you can impact your ability to obtain a job.
Unnecessary or false orders can often result in damage to your reputation. Don’t let this happen to you! Call our law firm in Denver for more information about protection orders and what you need to do move forward with your case.