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Las Vegas Domestic Violence Attorneys

Helping Protect You & Your Rights

If you are currently in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, consider contacting the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Additionally, this list of domestic violence resources in Las Vegas may help. Stay safe.

Obtaining protection from an abuser can be difficult. At Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, our Las Vegas domestic violence lawyers are committed to helping Nevada residents get the protection they need in domestic violence cases.

To schedule a consultation with a member of our team who can help you protect your rights, contact us online or via phone at (702) 297-5750.

Obtaining a Protective Order in Nevada

In Nevada, individuals can request a temporary protective order if another party commits an act of domestic violence against them.

Domestic violence may include the following acts:

  • Physical abuse, the threat of physical harm, sexual assault, bullying/pressure, intimidation, harassing, stalking, trespassing, destruction of property, or injury or killing an animal.

Domestic violence claims can be made against a spouse, person with a dating relationship, any person with whom the person has a child in common, the minor child of any of those persons, the person’s minor child, or custodial or legal guardian. Remember, domestic violence does not include siblings and cousins unless they have a custodial or guardianship relationship.

In Nevada, victims of domestic violence can obtain two types of protective orders.

Temporary Protective Orders

A survivor/victim of domestic violence may be able to obtain a temporary protective order without the other party in the case being present. This type of order, known as an ex parte order, can be awarded by a judge if the judge determines that the individual requesting the order is in immediate danger of suffering further harm from the alleged abuser.

In Nevada, temporary protective orders can last up to 45 days and act as an impermanent measure of protection until a court can hold an official hearing and determine whether a longer-term protective order is necessary.

Temporary orders can:

  • Order an alleged abuser to leave a shared residence with the victim and remain a certain distance from the victim;
  • Forbid further abuse by the alleged abuser;
  • Award the victim temporary legal custody of children shared with the abuser;
  • Offer any further protections the court deems necessary.

Extended Protective Orders

If an extension was initially asked for, the court will hold a hearing to determine whether a longer term domestic violence order is necessary. At the hearing, both parties have the opportunity to present evidence supporting their cases.

If the court determines that an alleged abuser has committed domestic violence, a longer term domestic violence protection order may be granted. Extended orders can last up to two years but can be further extended if necessary.

At Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, our Las Vegas domestic violence lawyers can help you obtain the protection you need, representing you throughout your domestic violence matter with compassion and zealous advocacy.

To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (702) 297-5750.

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