Typically, restraining orders are issued for people who fear for the lives and safety of themselves and their children. Restraining orders begin as temporary until a hearing is held, at which time they can become permanent. These orders are difficult to change, so it is vital to have an experienced lawyer to advocate for you — whether you are the plaintiff or defendant.
I am Kathryn Tolison, an attorney based in the Brighton area. Through my law firm, Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC, I help clients through a broad range of difficult legal issues, including restraining orders. I can help with several scenarios:
When you file for divorce, an automatic restraining order is filed that basically informs parties not to bother each other. If this order is ignored and actions are serious, one party can ask the court for a temporary protective order, which requires a hearing approximately two weeks later. If children are involved, the courts can order that parenting time become supervised. Depending on the situation, this might include supervision by a third party and a requirement that the transfer of the child take place in public. As an experienced Adams County restraining order attorney, I will review all these options and ramifications with you and represent you for any issues throughout the legal process.
To schedule an initial consultation, call 800-331-0745 or fill out the contact form. I respond promptly to all messages and accept all major credit cards. Evening and weekend appointments are available, and I can meet with you near your home, work or child care.