Loganville, GA asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia

Q: Resident of Walton county, GA. Can I get a protective order against my boyfriend who lives in my house with our daughter

He is verbally abusive, mentally abusive, but has only pushed me once. He has been putting holes in walls and doors for years. Last night he slammed our Christmas tree on the ground in front of our 4 year old... is this an option so that he has to leave my house? He is escalating and my daughter is nervous around him. I asked him to leave but he won’t. He says he has 30-60 days and he will make them the worst of my life.

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should apply for a TPO and take the pictures of the damage to the property. The judge may grant the order. If not, you need to speak to a landlord / tenant attorney.

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Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
Answered
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: A family lawyer is something you and your 4yo deserve ASAP. As my colleague below sets out, there are tools that you can use to secure your housing and support while you go through the challenging process of making the right decisions how to move forward. I also encourage you and your boyfriend to use mental health support such as therapy to address the underlying issues. Often substance abuse, seasonal issues, work or personal stress, etc can be at the root of the family disturbance, and a professional can assist.

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Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to properly and legally address this issue. You do have routes you can take to do so.

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