A Canton Family Law Attorney Who Cares About You
Family law is not the same thing as a business conflict. Instead of profits and business opportunities at stake, you must divide your family assets, figure out a child custody plan, and otherwise determine your family life for the foreseeable future. Your family law issue is too important to leave to chance.
I am attorney Eric Ballinger. I founded the Law Office of Eric A. Ballinger in 1993 to help people in trouble. For 30 years, I have represented clients going through divorce and other family law matters. I handle every aspect of family law for my clients, including:
- Contested and uncontested divorce
- Divorce mediation
- Division of assets
- Post-decree divorce modifications
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Temporary protective orders (TPO)
Whether you have been married for decades and have several children with your spouse, or your marriage was relatively brief, you have property and parental rights. I am both a skilled litigator and a certified mediator and arbitrator in Georgia. I will discuss your options with you and empower you to determine your own path. Together, we will work step by step until we reach a fair outcome.
The TPO Process In Georgia
A TPO (Temporary Protective Order) is a Court Order that places restrictions on how another person can communicate with you, be in your physical presence or otherwise engage you. A TPO is what is commonly known as a restraining order.
A TPO may be granted to protect a single person, children or extended family members. It serves to mitigate potential physical or mental harm caused by harassment, intimidation, threats, physical abuse, or violence. An initial TPO typically lasts for 2-3 weeks. During this time, a court hearing will be scheduled for both sides to present their argument on continuing or dropping the Order. Both parties are required to attend the hearing, with or without a lawyer. If the court decides to extend the protective Order, it could be extended for a period of weeks to possibly permanently in extreme situations.
I represent both victims of domestic violence and accused persons involved in a TPO filing. I will handle your case with sensitivity. My goal in every TPO case is to reach a result that balances safety with parental rights as much as possible.
Contact The Law Office of Eric A. Ballinger Today
Call my Canton family law firm today to schedule an initial consultation with me: 770-479-2020. You may also email me if you prefer. I serve family law clients throughout North Georgia, including Cumming, Hiawassee and Jasper.