Domestic Abuse Can Take Many Forms
Are you debating divorce? Have you tried a protection order or temporary restraining order without success? Do not wait until it is too late to protect yourself and your loved ones. Domestic violence is not one behavior, but rather can be demonstrated by any one or a combination of the following physically or emotionally controlling behaviors:
- Physical — Slapping, punching, shoving or hair pulling
- Sexual — Forced intercourse and other unwanted sexual acts
- Psychological/emotional — Attempts to control behavior and repeated insults or interrogations
- Stalking — Repeated and unwelcome phone calls, written messages and appearances at a person’s place of work
- Online or cyberstalking — Repeated and unwanted online communications causing emotional distress
- Threats — Verbally threatening to cause harm by hitting or using a weapon
If any of this sounds familiar to you, call Oney + Kim Family Law, PLLC at 612-279-8655 right away. Get the help you need if you are experiencing domestic violence or need help with any other divorce matter.
What Is An Order For Protection?
An order for protection (OFP) is an order signed by a judge that may help protect you from domestic abuse. An OFP orders the abuser not to contact, harm or threaten to harm you, your children or other people the judge agrees to list on the order. You can also ask the judge to order the abuser to do certain things or stop doing certain things to help keep you safe.
A person who is a victim of harassment (petitioner) may seek a restraining order from the court. The parent or guardian of a minor who is a victim of harassment may seek a restraining order on behalf of the minor. The restraining order prohibits harassment and may be issued against an individual (respondent) who has engaged in harassment or against organizations (respondent) that have sponsored or promoted harassment. A restraining order ends on the date specified in the order, usually two years from the date the order is signed.
How Can I Stop Harassment?
You may be able to get a temporary restraining order against a person who physically or sexually assaulted you or continually harasses you with words or gestures that make you feel unsafe or violate your privacy, regardless of your relationship with that person. The purpose of this type of restraining order is to prevent future harassment and sexual assault, especially if the harassment is unlikely to stop without a restraining order.
Under Minnesota laws, harassment protection also extends to protecting you from a person or people “marching, standing or patrolling” near your house or apartment building and making you feel unsafe or threatened.
Contact Us For Immediate Help And Advocacy
Our attorneys will carefully evaluate your circumstances and help you determine which course of action is best for you and find a workable solution to your domestic problems.
If you need a Minnesota domestic violence and spousal abuse lawyer who understands the realities of domestic violence, email or call Oney + Kim Family Law, PLLC in Eagan at 612-279-8655. Let us provide you with the resources you need and take the legal action necessary to protect you and your children from further harm.