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Civil Protection Orders

Family Law / Civil Protection Orders

A civil protection order (CPO), which some refer to as a restraining order, is normally sought after allegations of domestic violence. It prevents a person from having contact with his or her spouse, significant other or other family member. The bar on contact is complete meaning no contact through any means, including telephone, mail, email or even a third party. It also means that you cannot return to a shared home and may prevent you from coming into contact with your children.

The actual effect of a CPO can be similar to a divorce. Issues such as child custody can be set as part of a CPO. A CPO can affect the outcome of other family law matters as well. If a divorce is pending or an independent child support determination needs to be made, a CPO can be taken into consideration by the court.

The impact CPOs can have on family law issues can be truly damaging, and you need to take all available action to protect yourself if you are the subject of a CPO.

Certified Family Law Specialist

At Roberts & Kelly, LLP, we are committed to helping people defend their rights and the future of their relationships with their families from the potential impact of a CPO. We have decades of combined experience working to help people through all manner of difficult family law situations, and we know the difficulties CPOs can create. Our founding attorney, Roberta S. Roberts, is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialist. She is one of only 109 family law attorneys in Ohio to have received that recognition of the exceptional quality of her work on the behalf of her clients.

Contact The Troy Civil Protection Orders Lawyers Of Roberts & Kelly, LLP

When you are facing a civil protection order, our attorneys can help you protect your rights and your future. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 937-332-9300.