Legal advocacy services include preparing a Temporary Protective Order (TPO) and assisting clients who meet the statutory requirement O.C.G.A. 19-13-1 (2010). Our legal advocates understand that each case is different and treat each victim on an individual basis.
Below are the Georgia statutes that are required for obtaining a TPO:O.C.G.A 19-13-1 (2010)19-13-1.
Family Violence Defined: As used in this article, the term "family violence" means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between past or present spouses, persons who are parents of the same child, parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or other persons living or formerly living in the same household:
(1) Any felony; or (2) Commission of offenses of battery, simple battery, simple assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal trespass.The term "family violence" shall not be deemed to include reasonable discipline by a parent to child in the form of corporal punishment, restraint, or detention.
Please call our hotline at (706)632-8400 if you are considering a Temporary Protective Order.
Forms Available for Download
Legal language can be difficult to understand. The links below will help introduce you to requirements of and forms used for Temporary Protective Orders. Remember, we are here to assist your journey to safety. You don't have to do this alone.