An issued protective order is not taken lightly. Often, it is based on some form of mental or physical abuse. Matters of protective orders can take many legal turns, which can add to an already stressful situation. The intent is to protect victims of stalking, harassment, and domestic violence. In dealing with this situation, one must understand their rights and what is expected during the time of a protective order. For permanent protective orders, there may be a sense of closure, but it is still important to know, legally, what you are dealing with. At Ball Morse Lowe, we take issues of protective orders seriously.

We have extensive experience dealing with protective order cases. These orders are often filled with complicated legal wording and expectations. Adding to the stress of having to file a petition or be on the receiving end of one, the orders within the document must be understood. Our years of experience in this field can help provide insight into what the protective order is stating and what the expectations will be after executing the order.  

Protective Orders in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, protective orders are taken seriously. The language within the order must be understood because any violation of the orders can be subject to fines and possible jail time. In Oklahoma, there are two forms of protective orders.

  •  Permanent Protective Order: With permanent protective orders you are extending the protective order for up to three years, but you can extend that with certain options at your disposal. A seasoned attorney will be able to provide better insight into what those options are.
  • Emergency Ex Parte: Under an emergency ex parte, an order can be filed without your knowledge or presence in court. This means the defendant does not have the opportunity to be heard when it is filed.

It is important to know the distinctions of both because the actions of both parties can be contingent on the language within the order. This is where the Oklahoma City family law attorneys at Ball Morse Lowe can help.

There are many ramifications that go beyond what is inside the protective order. Many factors are affected after a protective order is filed, which as well can include children, the safety of other family members, and safety for yourself. Having a complete roadmap to help you through the legal framework of a permanent protective order can help you set realistic goals and work toward achieving those.

Next to a divorce, dealing with a protective order is one of the most stressful things to deal with. Understand your rights and be prepared for any next steps that might occur. Ball Morse Lowe is here to help.

Seek a Consultation with an Experienced Legal Team in Oklahoma City

If you are seeking a protective order or you have one filed against you, contact Ball Morse Lowe at 405-701-5355. Our experience can help get you through this time in life.

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Why Call Ball Morse Lowe?

The attorneys at Ball Morse Lowe have built a respected reputation over the decades for providing sophisticated counsel in complex oil, gas, and energy law matters, business law cases, transactions, estate planning, and family law matters. We take pride in assisting individuals and families with their legal concerns. Personable and responsive, our lawyers craft documents and develop strategies tailored to each client's unique goals and needs.

Ball Morse Lowe PLLC is committed to providing excellent service and sound solutions to our clients in a cost-effective manner. From our offices in Norman, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Stillwater, Frisco, and Denver, our attorneys provide services throughout the Oklahoma City, DFW, and Denver Metros and in other states, including Texas, North Dakota, Ohio, Colorado, California, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

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