Q: If I take out an order of protection against my ex, who is an attorney, will he get disbarred?
I don't want him to lose his career, but he has harmed me physically, emotionally, and financially throughout our relationship and I want it to stop and I am afraid of him. I believe that an order of protection would be enough to stop his abuse, but I also don't want him to lose his career and income because our child relies on him to pay for her education.
A: If you file for an OP in family court that is a civil matter and it will not affect his license. However, if he violates the order and gets arrested, then it becomes a criminal matter and if convicted of a felony, he would loose his license.
Peter Wade Kolp agrees with this answer
A: If he's arrested and its a criminal full order of protection , the arrest and charges can get him potentially disbarred depending on the facts. A family law case rarely does. However, most would tell you if you are fearful of harm contact the police/911.
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