Family Violence/Protective Orders/Restraining Orders

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The state of Georgia has established aggressive and proactive laws regarding family violence.

Unfortunately, violent acts within families still occur and those who are victims should find immediate protection. Family violence can be defined as acts of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. These abuses can emerge in a number of situations. Should you feel that your situation can be categorized as such, it is vital to contact the authorities and obtain help by filing a petition at your local Superior Court with the help of an attorney. A Family Violence Protective Order or Restraining Order is an order that has been issued by a court in order to protect one or more individuals from violence in one’s home. If you need a law firm to represent you as you pursue relief, contact the Law Office of Caroline Pineres.

Family protective orders

Temporary Protective Orders (TPO) are issued to provide essential protection for individuals who fear for either their safety and wellbeing or the safety of their children. Victims who suffer from family violence, abuse, stalking or harassment should never be in a situation and have to endure such dangers that jeopardize the family’s safety and well-being.In addition to being issued to spouses, protective orders can be issued to adults and/or a minor who has been subjected to an act of family violence by either a past or present spouse; a parent, step-parent, or foster parent; a child, step-child, or foster child; a roommate or former roommate.

Restraining Order

A restraining order is considered an order which requires parties to a lawsuit to do or not do certain things. This order may be included as part of a family law case, such as a divorce, or other civil case. Although this cannot be considered the same as a "domestic violence restraining order," domestic violence can is frequently a factor in the underlying family law case.

In some cases, restraining orders may be requested by one party asking the court to do something without notifying the other party. Should the restraining order be granted in this case, then the other party is subsequently permitted a hearing to present his or her side of the story. This process is usually identical for protection orders as well. Finally, if a criminal case is pending, a protection order for the victim of the crime may requested by the district attorney or ordered by the judge.

Life, can sometimes prove to be challenging and unpredictable and more so during the very vulnerable and stressful exposures, that one can be subjected to involving family and marital matters.


The Law Office of Caroline Pineres understands the complex and sensitive nature of family-related legal disputes and is prepared to guide clients toward appropriate and productive solutions with discretion, respect, and sensitivity. As a practitioner in a rapidly evolving area of law, Caroline Pineres is one of the most respected attorneys in her field and has zealously dedicated her practice to successfully assisting clients with all family law related issues. She routinely obtains winning results for her clients, regardless of the complexity of the cases.

Bilingual (English-Spanish) As a native Spanish speaker, Caroline has brought her knowledge and expertise to the Latino community, helping its members understand the law and the legal process involved in divorce.

Law Firm, specializing in Family Law serving Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, Bartow, Cherokee, and Hall counties.

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         Atlanta, GA 30350
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