If you or a family member is being abused, physically or emotionally, it can be difficult to know what steps to take. If you are involved in a divorce or custody battle, you may worry about how a domestic violence charge will affect the outcome of your case and your future.
A compassionate, knowledgeable family law attorney can guide you through this difficult time and can help you secure an order of protection. Knoxville attorney Underwood and his legal team can do just that. He has more than two decades of experience helping clients with domestic violence issues and orders of protection. Contact Underwood, Law Office, P.C., for a free, 30-minute consultation to discuss your options.
File a Restraining Order in Knox County
If you are a victim of domestic abuse or violence, you can obtain a protective order, sometimes known as a restraining order, against a spouse, ex-spouse, family member, significant other or other person in your household. Attorney Underwood can guide you through this process to ensure that your rights are protected at every stage, from the initial filing to hearing.
Defending Those Accused of Domestic Violence
The firm also provides representation to spouses and family members who are accused of domestic violence. An order of protection can keep you away from your home and your family. Not only does a restraining order impose limitations on where you may go, you will also face a range of other consequences in Tennessee, including:
- You may be unable to return home.
- You will lose your right to have firearms.
- Your spouse could be granted temporary custody of your children.
- You could be ordered to pay child support.
- You may not be able to see your children outside of supervised visitation.
Whether you are accused of abuse or need help filing an order of protection, contact an experienced lawyer for a free initial consultation. Attorney Underwood can be reached by phone at 865-329-6983 or online.