Domestic Violence

Franklin Domestic Violence Attorneys

Protecting the Rights of Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects millions of people every year. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you are not alone. Our team at MC Davis Law has helped many people in your situation, and we are here to help you, too.

Our Franklin domestic violence lawyers are committed to helping you find the best possible solution for your situation. Our family law attorneys will work with you to understand your needs and goals, and we will help you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.

Call (615) 235-5620 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team today.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating.

What Are the Signs of Domestic Violence?

It can be difficult to recognize the signs of domestic violence, especially if you are in an abusive relationship. However, it is important to be aware of the signs of domestic violence so that you can take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.

Some common signs of domestic violence include:

  • Physical violence, such as hitting, slapping, or choking
  • Sexual violence, such as forced sexual activity or rape
  • Emotional abuse, such as controlling behavior, isolation, or intimidation
  • Verbal abuse, such as yelling, name-calling, or put-downs
  • Financial abuse, such as controlling the finances or preventing the victim from working
  • Stalking, such as following the victim or monitoring their activities
  • Threats of violence or harm
  • Manipulative behavior, such as making the victim feel guilty or responsible for the abuse

If you are in an abusive relationship, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family. Our team at MC Davis Law can help you understand your rights and options, and we can help you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.

How Can a Domestic Violence Lawyer Help?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be able to obtain a protective order against the abuser. A protective order is a court order that is designed to protect you from further abuse. A protective order can require the abuser to stay away from you, your home, your workplace, and your children. A protective order can also require the abuser to stop contacting you and to stop harassing you.

There are three types of protective orders in Tennessee:

  • An ex parte order of protection is a temporary order that is designed to protect you from immediate harm. An ex parte order of protection can be obtained without the abuser being present, and it can be obtained on the same day that you file for the order. An ex parte order of protection is valid for 15 days, and it can be extended for up to one year.
  • A domestic order of protection is a long-term order that is designed to protect you from further abuse. A domestic order of protection can be obtained after a hearing, and it can be obtained for up to one year. A domestic order of protection can be extended for up to five years.
  • A criminal no-contact order is a court order that is issued in a criminal case. A criminal no-contact order can require the defendant to have no contact with the victim, and it can require the defendant to stay away from the victim's home, workplace, and children. A criminal no-contact order can be obtained in addition to a protective order.

Our Franklin domestic violence attorneys can help you obtain a protective order against the abuser. We can help you understand your rights and options, and we can help you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.

How Can I Get a Protective Order?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can obtain a protective order against the abuser. To obtain a protective order, you must file a petition with the court. The petition must include specific information about the abuse, and it must include specific information about the abuser.

After you file the petition, the court will review the petition and determine whether to issue a temporary protective order. If the court issues a temporary protective order, the order will be served on the abuser, and the abuser will be required to appear in court for a hearing.

At the hearing, the court will hear evidence from both parties and determine whether to issue a long-term protective order. If the court issues a long-term protective order, the order will be served on the abuser, and the abuser will be required to comply with the order.

If the abuser violates the protective order, the abuser can be arrested and charged with a crime. The abuser can also be held in contempt of court and fined or jailed.

Our Franklin domestic violence lawyers can help you obtain a protective order against the abuser. We can help you understand your rights and options, and we can help you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.

Call (615) 235-5620 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team today.

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    "MC Davis is a native Texan who fell in love with historic Franklin and decided to relocate after raising her two amazing daughters. She is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. MC received her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and began her legal career as an assistant district attorney in San Antonio, Texas."

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