Protection Orders Against Domestic Violence
If you need an Omaha protection order lawyer, contact Higgins Law at 402-933-7600 to schedule a consultation.
It is not remarkable to say that human beings, even human beings who are family and who love one another, may disagree from time to time. Sometimes, those arguments may be heated. What is remarkable (in a good way) is that we as a society have come to the agreement that we have the right to not have our arguments and disputes come to blows: Physical and terroristic violence are prohibited by the law. We have the misfortune, however, to also live in a society where a percentage of our fellow citizens find it difficult to control their own anger and jealousy toward their intimate partners. There is, in fact, no talking to some people — and the criminal laws prohibiting their violent behavior are often too blunt and slow an instrument to be effective in protecting victims of domestic violence. Domestic abuse protection orders exist to address this deficiency.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may obtain a protection order with relative ease. From the time you walk through the courthouse doors to filling out the form to a judge reviewing your request usually takes less than 45 minutes: a swift, strong remedy to an urgent, difficult problem.
If you are the subject of a protection order, you also have rights. Some people will use this very system to effect violence upon their significant others, using the power of the domestic abuse protection order as their instrument of abuse.
If you are the subject of a protection order based upon false allegations, you are no less a victim of abuse than had you been punched in the face.
Get The Protection You Need
At Higgins Law, our lawyers have more than two decades of experience protecting victims of domestic violence and those falsely accused of domestic violence in Nebraska.
As a legal action, an order of protection carries significant penalties if it is violated. Whether the order is for protection against a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, parent or neighbor, we encourage you to contact our skilled attorneys immediately. The legal process can be complex and frustrating for those who are not familiar with it. We will help you get the protection you deserve.
Contact Experienced Family Law Lawyers Today
At Higgins Law, our founding attorney, Matt Higgins, is recognized as a trusted legal resource in a variety of family law matters. He is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and is comfortable in mediation representation, trial litigation and appellate work. As a skilled family law attorney, Mr. Higgins understands the anger and confusion that his clients feel when facing relationship challenges. His goal is to remove as much emotion from the proceedings as possible to efficiently guide his clients to a successful resolution.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.