Protective & Restraining Orders
Protective & restraining orders can greatly affect your custody or divorce case. Handled improperly, they can lead to a severe disadvantage in future litigation. The law firm of Cravens & Noll is experienced at handling both sides of the protective order issue, and we have the forethought and knowledge to best deal with the situation while keeping any other potential litigation in mind.
Protective orders are issued in cases involving stalking, domestic violence or a domestic situation involving threats or fear for your or a loved one’s safety. These orders have far reaching implications, including:
- No contact with the other party
- Loss of ability to purchase or possess a firearm
- Potential loss of possession of a residence or vehicle
- Custody and visitation
In Virginia, any violation of a protective order carries with it a mandatory jail sentence and an extension of the original protective order. Protective orders are very serious matters having far reaching implications on your life.