Protection From Abuse

Protection from Abuse Lawyer in Birmingham 

Domestic abuse is a widespread issue that affects individuals across all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. It is often characterized by a pattern of behavior used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. This can include physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, and sexual coercion.

Protection from abuse is a legal remedy available to survivors of domestic abuse. In Alabama, the courts can issue Protection From Abuse Orders (PFA), which offer survivors immediate and long-term safety and protection. These are often referred to as restraining orders or protection orders.

At Ruth Robinson Law, we understand the courage it takes to stand up against abuse. Our team is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence. Attorney Robinson can be your ally, advocate, and staunch representative in helping you secure the protections you and your children need and deserve.

Request a consultation with our Birmingham protection from abuse attorney by contacting us at (205) 984-1915

Protection from Abuse Orders in Alabama

You can seek a Protection from Abuse (PTA) order if you have suffered domestic abuse or believe you will become a victim of such abuse. Domestic abuse in Alabama is based on actions or threats of acts, such as assault, sexual assault, harassment, child abuse, stalking, menacing, and other crimes under Alabama law. 

Those who can seek court orders for protection can include individuals who have been abused by:

  • A current or former spouse
  • A parent
  • A child
  • The person with whom you have a child in common 
  • A current or former household member
  • A current or former dating partner

The terms and restrictions that a judge can impose on your abuser will vary based on the circumstances of your case.

Common terms can include:

  • Prohibiting your abuser from committing any further acts of abuse or threats of abuse
  • Prohibiting your abuser from contacting, harassing, or stalking you, either directly or indirectly
  • Removing your abuser from your shared home, regardless of legal home ownership
  • Granting you temporary custody of minor children
  • Requiring your abuser to maintain a certain distance from your home, work, or school
  • Ordering the abuser to attend counseling or treatment programs
  • Any other terms or restrictions that the court deems appropriate

These orders can be sought on a temporary (emergency) basis or a more permanent basis in a final order that may or may not have an expiration date. 

Get Compassionate & Tenacious Legal Help from Ruth Robinson Law

In the face of domestic violence, it is crucial to understand your rights and options. Attorney Robinson can empower you with the knowledge and support you need in such critical situations. She can help you navigate the legal system and work to ensure your and your children’s safety. 

The legal system can be complex and intimidating. You can put a strong ally on your side by contacting us today. 

Call (205) 984-1915 today.

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