This is the first post in a series which will discuss the impact of Temporary Protective Orders (TPO’s) on Little Rock, Arkansas family law cases. We feel it is necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many people are unsure of how to proceed when they feel threatened or are accused of threatening someone else. Given that the issuance of a TPO can impact how the Court rules in regards to child custody, we feel it is necessary to provide information which will help people to more fully understand their situations. It is also our goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.

We will be addressing multiple topics over our coming articles. The issues which we will analyze include:

  • When the Court may grant a TPO
  • The process of filing for a Protective Order
  • Dealing with a TPO which is based on false allegations
  • How to conduct one’s self when a TPO is in place
  • Challenging a TPO which has already been issued

There are several reasons why we have chosen to address these topics. First, the Court will not grant a Protective Order simply because one party wants it or because the two sides are going through a “nasty breakup.” Instead, there must be a legitimate showing of stalking, harassment, or the threat of violence. Second, there are multiple steps involved in obtaining a TPO and these steps have multiple potential outcomes. Third, and unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a TPO application to be based on false allegations. Fourth, knowing how to conduct one’s self after an Order has been issued can help prevent the accused person from facing criminal charges. Finally, it may be possible to challenge an Order after it has been issued.

If you or a loved one are involved in a TPO case then contact our Little Rock Restraining Order lawyers today. We believe that everyone is entitled to aggressive representation. We understand that you are facing a serious situation and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.