Relationships can be very stressful. Almost every relationship sees its shares of disagreements and, even, arguments. Sometimes, unfortunately, one party uses threats or physical aggression. This can happen as a one-time loss of temper, or as part of a pattern of intimidation and control. When the situation involves threats or actual violence, Kansas courts can enter special protective orders under either the Protection from Abuse (PFA) or Protection from Stalking (PFS) statutes. These orders can be issued with or without a divorce or paternity case being filed. The orders can remove one party from a shared residence, or require that party to pay for the other side to obtain a new residence. The orders can also restrict or prevent a parent from seeing their children.
Help for Victims
If you are the victim of threats or violence, you are entitled to immediate help from the court system. In Johnson County, Kansas, you can file for a PFA or PFS Order at no charge. You may decide that you want to have an attorney help you in the process, especially if additional divorce or paternity proceedings are likely to happen. The Law Offices of Kenneth M. McRae, LLC, can help you get protective orders for you and your children. These orders can remove the violent party from the residence, or provide funds to obtain a new residence. You may even be able to get orders requiring the other side to pay for your attorney. If you think you may need to get a PFA order to protect you or your children, or if you have considered a PFA in the past but were nervous about appearing in court to face the abusive party, please contact the Law Offices of Kenneth M. McRae, LLC to schedule a free consultation.