PROTECTING PARENTAL AND FINANCIAL RIGHTS
TED SMITH LAW GROUP
THE ISSUE OF UNFAIR PROTECTIVE ORDERS AGAINST FATHERS
Unfortunately, some mothers file protective orders against fathers to gain more power over a child’s life, not because a father was actually abusive or violent. These cases are particularly devastating for the children and the fathers who are falsely accused.
The courts will file an order only if they believe the move is in the best interest of the child. More often than not, they may choose to err on the side of caution if they do not have strong evidence of a father’s innocence. If an ex-spouse accuses you of engaging in activities unfit for a father, seek legal counsel immediately. Proceeding in a timely and professional manner will improve your ability to fight the order and protect your rights.