Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a problem that the justice system takes very seriously. A criminal act, domestic violence also has consequences in family court. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you will need someone to defend you, tell you what your options are, explain how to challenge the allegations against you, and explain the consequences of such a challenge.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, don't risk your safety or the safety of your children. Contact the family law attorneys of Jensen & Leiberan. We will do everything the law allows to protect you. If you believe you or your children are in imminent danger, call 911 and/or get to a safe place, and then contact us so that we can promptly take the necessary legal action to help keep you safe.
If you or a member of your household is the victim of domestic violence, or if you have been threatened with domestic abuse, our lawyers can quickly obtain a temporary protective order. Such an order can set forth sanctions including jail time and probation that will be imposed if the abuser violates the protective order by contacting you in person, by mail, phone or electronically.
Emergency Protective Orders and Restraining Orders
The temporary protective order can become a renewable long-term restraining order if, after a factual hearing, a judge determines that abuse has occurred within 180 days of the request for a protective order and that there is imminent danger of future abuse. A restraining order can be renewed each year if the court finds that there is a reasonable fear of further abuse without the order.
We represent clients who have been the victims of assault, threats of bodily harm, stalking or harassment.
Defending Against Accusations of Domestic Violence in the Family Law Case
An accusation of domestic violence can seriously impact any family law case involving children and, even if there are no children, can result in grave, sometimes lifelong, consequences. We represent clients who have been accused of these acts and need an attorney to defend them against such charges in their family law case. We also represent clients in their defense against the imposition of a permanent restraining order and the resulting financial and personal consequences of such an order.
To discuss your case with an experienced family law attorney, please contact Jensen & Leiberan in Portland, Oregon.