Domestic violence protective orders or restraining orders against abusers must be preceded by domestic violence 50-B hearings in court. Such hearings can be emotionally difficult, especially if facing it unprepared and on your own. Here are a few ways you can prepare for domestic violence 50-B hearings.
- Don’t face it alone: One of the best things you can do to prepare for domestic violence 50-B hearings is working with a law firm like ours at the law office of Robert G. Spaugh, Attorney at Law. You can trust that we will provide the compassion and legal guidance you need to obtain a domestic violence protection order.
- Be ready to prove yourself: As part of domestic violence 50-B hearings, the judge will need to determine whether you had a relationship with the abuser and were indeed a victim of domestic violence. You can ease this process for both yourself and the judge by coming prepared to prove these things during your hearing with any evidence you have of the abuse that occurred.
- Obtain the proper evidence: Along with proving yourself during your testimony at court, you will also need to provide the proper evidence of your relationship to the abuser as well as any evidence of domestic violence. Such evidence can include any written forms of communication between you and the abuser, medical documents of any injuries, or photographs of the scene and injuries.
Domestic violence 50-B hearings can be emotionally trying times that no one should have to face on their own. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you with your case, just give us a call today.