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Understanding Protection Orders In Georgia

Under Georgia law, a restraining order, or protection order, is meant to protect a person whose safety is threatened. Restraining orders are issued commonly in divorce situations – sometimes, in response to actual domestic violence or threats, and sometimes, because of false accusations. These orders can lead to one spouse or partner having to move out of a home, changes in child custody or restrictions on contact and communication between parties. Importantly, charges of domestic violence are not looked upon favorably by judges in divorce proceedings.

If a protection order has been issued against you or you are seeking a permanent or temporary protective order (TPO) to ensure your safety, having experienced legal representation is important. At Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, attorney Shawn Hammond has the ability to handle cases involving restraining orders. It comes from his extensive experience in both family law and criminal defense.

Effective False Allegation Defense

Attorney Shawn Hammond can help you if you have been accused of any of the following offenses, regardless of whether they’re in conjunction with a divorce:

  • Harassment
  • Stalking or aggravated stalking
  • Violation of a protective order
  • Spousal abuse, assault or battery
  • Family violence

Mr. Hammond has represented clients in many cases involving domestic violence as well as many cases in which a protective order resulted from charges that were untrue. Every situation is different, so it is important to seek the advice of an experienced lawyer if you are unsure of how to handle yours.

Restraining Orders Are Complicated – Call The Firm

Contact Shawn P. Hammond and Associates at for answers to your questions about restraining orders, domestic violence and divorce. Regardless of your situation, Shawn will work hard to protect your rights.