Northshore Divorce and Custody

Temporary Restraining Orders and Injunctions in St. Tammany Parish and Washington Parish

Restraining Orders/Protective Orders

No one enters a relationship, let alone a marriage, expecting to need a restraining order. Yet, they are becoming increasingly common, not only to protect one party from physical harm perpetrated by another, but also to protect against financial, emotional and other types of abuse.

Louisiana law recognizes a specific mechanism—the protective order—to help prevent domestic abuse by family members or household members. However, with reasonable cause, restraining orders can be crafted to help deter spouses; children; even friends or neighbors from perpetrating against you any offense defined in the
Criminal Code of Louisiana, other than negligent injury or defamation.

Many individuals unnecessarily suffer abuse at the hands of a current or former partner because they do not understand the complexities of the law or the remedies available to them. If you are trying to escape a dangerous situation or avoid future abuse of any type—whether or not violence is involved—it is urgent that you speak to a highly qualified attorney immediately.

St. Tammany PArish Family Lawyer Stephen Rue is intimately familiar with the laws surrounding restraining and protective orders and can ensure your rights and safety are protected to the maximum amount supported by law.

To learn more about Stephen Rue's qualifications in other practice areas of family law, please select one of the categories below. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, we invite you to browse our divorce areas of practice.

Child Custody
Child and Spousal Support
Protective Orders

Stephen Rue serves clients in Jefferson and Orleans Parish, in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, LaPlace, Algiers, Gretna, Marrero and other metro New Orleans areas.