Minneapolis Domestic Abuse Attorneys
At Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., we have a strong dedication to our clients. When someone is being threatened or faces accusations of abuse, we take strategic action in Minnesota courts. We handle matters related to temporary restraining orders and other family law issues affected by domestic violence.
Our experienced attorneys often handle domestic violence cases and harassment cases, bringing and contesting petitions for orders for protection (OFPs) and petitions for harassment restraining orders (HROs) (commonly referred to as restraining orders). It is important to understand the difference between these two types of proceedings, the legal requirements for both, and the consequences of the order if and when imposed.
We know that everyone’s situation is different. No one deserves to be subjected to violence and/or harassment, and we fight hard to protect our clients from harm and/or harassment. If you are a victim of domestic violence and/or harassment, you have every right to petition the courts for an order for protection or a harassment restraining order, depending on the type of conduct involved and relationship of the parties. At the same time, we are aware that orders for protection and harassment restraining orders are often unfairly used to gain leverage in a divorce or child custody proceeding.
The consequences of having an order for protection or a harassment restraining order against you can be serious. They can have a permanent effect on your relationship with your children and can lead to long-lasting criminal implications.