Often times abuse becomes apart of difficult domestic situations. If you have been threatened or assaulted, contact your local police department. If you seek to file for a protection order the attorneys at Miller Lyden P.C. can help.
You can file for protection if the person who has committed the abuse is:
- or was living with you in a common-law marriage or as your boyfriend/girlfriend;
- the parent of your child;
- your child;
- or was a sexual or intimate partner;
- your parent; or
- related to you by blood or marriage.
An adult or emancipated minor can file for a protection order. If the abused person is a minor, then a parent, adult household member or guardian ad litem can file on behalf of the child.
Abuse has a special legal meaning under the law. The attorneys at Miller Lyden P.C. can assist you in advising you of your rights and in preparing a petition seeking an order of protection.