Marietta Domestic Violence and Divorce Lawyer
Domestic violence issues can heighten the stresses in the divorce process in many different ways. Whether you are the person filing the petition or the person facing domestic violence charges, strong advocacy from an experienced attorney is essential. When you work with our Georgia law firm, you can count on us to move past the obstacles and to seek a resolution.
The law office of F. Marian Weeks represents men and women in divorce and family law matters throughout northern Georgia. We are known for providing clients with competent and assertive legal representation. Attorney Marian Weeks is a highly experienced and skilled trial attorney who is committed to helping her clients resolve legal issues as efficiently as possible. We are in the business of helping people, not just handling legal cases.
Domestic Violence Petitions and Hearings
If a petition is taken out for domestic violence, a hearing will be held anywhere between 10 and 30 days after the petition is filed. If the protective order is granted, there can be no contact between parties. If there is contact, it is considered a criminal offense. These matters are taken very seriously in Georgia and will not be handled lightly by a judge.
During the hearing the judge will determine whether or not there was spousal abuse or domestic violence. If it is determined that domestic violence occurred, then a restraining order (or protective order) will be put in place for one year. At that time the judge will also issue an order concerning immediate needs for the children, support and housing issues.
Rely on Our Experience
At the law office of F. Marian Weeks, we handle a wide range of domestic violence issues. Our firm has experience representing both parties in these situations, as well as married and unmarried couples. Ms. Weeks has had special training in mediating domestic violence matters.
We understand the effects that domestic violence matters can have on a family, including the negative effects on things such as visitation, child custody and parenting time. We will work our hardest to make certain that the negative impact is as minimal as possible. Having experience representing both sides in matters allows attorney Marian Weeks to create an assertive and effective strategy for protecting her clients' rights.
Also Serving Cherokee County and Paulding County — Family Abuse Attorney
Do not hesitate in contacting an experienced family lawyer. Call the law office of F. Marian Weeks at 770-884-6296 or 866-435-8732 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. Our Marietta domestic violence and divorce attorney can also be reached online through e-mail.