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Protection orders complicate child care and custody

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2020 | Protection Orders And Domestic Violence

It is one of the most difficult things in life for a person to bring an accusation of violence against someone. It is also very difficult to defend oneself against these sorts of charges. Legal representation is always a helpful aid in either situation as the court system works through these issues.

One basic function of Nebraska courts when domestic issues are involved is a protection order. This is a tool used by a judge to protect the possible victim of violence or abuse, and it may involve restrictions for a person’s contact with another.

This may be more complicated than it seems, especially if one person’s contact with another means that parents of children are not permitted near each other. Child custody and the appropriate rights for each parent must be considered when a protection order would make one or more people lose access to children or wards.

Spouses or family members who get protection orders for domestic abuse may also file for custody in the same motion. Often, a Nebraska court will authorize custody for 90 days to allow parties to come to an agreement or let other legal actions take their courses. These issues should be considered by anyone filing for a protection order.

People concerned about filing or enforcing a protection order may need legal help, depending on the charges or claims involved. An attorney can help review the details of a case and prepare accordingly to file appropriate paperwork, defend a person’s interests in court and work with officers to figure out the best possible outcome of a domestic situation.