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Under Louisiana law, there are various types of protective orders that can be issued based on the threat of physical abuse or an act of violence.
The types of domestic abuse that can lead to a restraining order include:
- Attempted physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Elder abuse and elder neglect
Cases involving defamation are not considered domestic abuse under Louisiana law, even if the statements made are completely false. If you are the victim of domestic violence, or you live in fear that you could be harmed due to threats made against you, it is imperative that you seek a restraining order to assure you receive the protection the law provides.
In many cases, this is such an urgent matter the order must be issued immediately and The Layfield Law Firm can help you in such a situation. Contact our firm today!
Types of Restraining Orders
A restraining order is an order issued through civil court that gives a victim or potential victim of a violent act protection. The three types of protective orders that could be issued are as follows:
Emergency Temporary Restraining Order
When a violent act has taken place outside of regular court hours of operation, it is possible to receive immediate protection through an emergency temporary restraining order, which allows you to gain the protection the law provides immediately. This is a short-term protective order, and this protection lasts only until the end of the following day in which the court is open. For the protective order to continue, you must go to court and request a temporary restraining order (TRO) or protective order.
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
A TRO is issued by the court on an immediate basis, and is the first step in gaining a long-term protective order. The judge will quickly sign a "Uniform Abuse Prevention Order", which is then forwarded to the court clerk for filing. The clerk of court then transmits the Uniform Abuse Prevention Order on to the Registry.
As soon as the TRO has been issued, the person accused of abuse will be notified that there is a protective order with their name on it. There will be a court date scheduled within approximately three weeks for a court hearing where you have the right to be heard. It is possible that a TRO can be issued against an innocent person, which must be addressed skillfully by an experienced attorney, as an accusation of domestic abuse or violence is a very serious matter.
Long-Term Protective Order
After the court hearing, a long-term protective order could be issued. This hearing allows for evidence to be provided supporting either side as well as allows both parties to tell their side of the story. Both parties must attend this hearing, whereas for a temporary restraining order, the order will be issued even if the other person is not present.
If you fail to attend the hearing for a long-term protective order, the temporary protective order (or restraining order) expires, which means you will have to begin the process of seeking a long-term order again. A long-term protection order can protect you against abuse, threats, stalking or acts of violence and can last up to 18 months. Under certain circumstances, the long-term order can last longer. Protective orders can be extended as well.
Are you living in fear that you or your child will be harmed? Have you been threatened with violence? It is extremely important that you are protected by a restraining order. At The Layfield Law Firm, Beau Layfield will act on your behalf to obtain the immediate protection needed when you have been threatened or are a victim of domestic abuse.
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There are also cases in which a restraining order is filed and the individual accused of abuse is completely innocent. The court is not going to take chances with the safety of a person who claims to be a victim of abuse; therefore, an order could be falsely issued, for example, in the case of a bitter breakup or divorce.
Whether you are named in a restraining order or you need protection, The Layfield Law Firm can be of service to you. Beau Layfield fully understand how important it is for you to be safe from harm and he will waste no time in getting you a temporary restraining order for your immediate protection. He will work swiftly to gain a long-term protective order when there has been a history of violence.
Contact The Layfield Law Firm for immediate assistance if you need a restraining order for protection.
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How will custody of my child be decided?It is possible for you and your spouse to come to a decision regarding child custody without the court intervening.
However, if you and your spouse cannot come to a custody terms agreement, the court will decide for you, and will look at the following:
- the child's gender and age;
- the child's mental and physical health;
- the child's relationship with each parent;
- the parents' respective lifestyles;
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A personal injury accident is the result of the negligent, reckless or careless action of another. An accident that occurs from the use of a dangerous or defective product is an example of a personal injury accident. Another example is a drunk driver who causes a car collision with injuries or fatalities. In the case of negligence, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation that can include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can represent a client in court and negotiate with insurance companies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.
Do I need a lawyer in a personal injury claim?
Insurance company studies show that those who have legal representation in their case recover an average of 3.5 times more than those who try to get the issue resolved on their own. Insurance companies do not like to pay out large settlements, and frequently move fast with an offer, within days of a car accident or other serious injury accident. If you accept this early offer, it can be a terrible mistake; you may later require more medical treatment, or not recover in the expected amount of time, or could experience complications. I will carefully evaluate your injury case and ensure that we are pursuing every type of damage that could be claimed in your case. It is very important that you have legal counsel that will protect your right to fair compensation, and I will fight for fair treatment for you and your family. A personal injury lawyer is imperative if you suffered serious injuries. I am a Louisiana attorney that is interested in helping your resolve these issues.
How much money can I expect in a settlement?Each personal injury accident is different and the worth of the injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries and disability. Insurance companies have specific calculations they use when assigning a monetary value to the pain and suffering resulting a personal injury causing accident. The firm will protect your right to compensation and pursue legal action if necessary.
Before settling an insurance claim, contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to review your case. They can zealously protect your right to fair and full compensation, and your case will be given the focus and priority it deserves.