Protection Orders


Protection orders primarily offer relief for individuals suffering from harassment and/or abuse in the home or the workplace. If you have been threatened and fear imminent harm, Vacanti Shattuck may be able to help by walking you through the process of seeking a protective order. Contact us to speak with an experienced member of our Omaha, Nebraska, family law firm.

Restraining Order Versus Protection Order

In Nebraska, there is a distinct difference between restraining orders and protection orders. Restraining orders are generally a piece of an existing legal action used in a temporary order or as part of a divorce proceeding. Protection orders are stand-alone actions that can be filed by victims of domestic violence, spousal abuse or general harassment.

Protection orders are often issued against persons with whom an individual has or had a relationship with. These persons may include:

  • Spouse
  • Boyfriend/Girlfriend
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Sibling
  • Boss
  • Coworker
  • Neighbor

A Shield of Defense During Divorce

For the sake of your well-being and that of your children, it may be best to seek a restraining order if violent behavior is a concern. In the divorce process, a protection order may also be appropriate to stop a spouse from incurring debt, selling property, giving away assets or leaving the state. Our legal team can advise you of your options.

Vacanti Shattuck is known as a firm that focuses its time, energy, skill and resources onto handling family law matters. Our attorneys handle all issues related to and arising from divorce, child custody disputes, and situations involving domestic violence. We are vigilant advocates for father’s rights and are known for our particular skill in handling cases of parental relocation.

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If you need a family law attorney or would like to learn more about our practice, we invite you to e-mail us or call our office at (402) 235-6070. One of our lawyers will reply to your e-mail or take your call and, if you are interested, arrange an in-office consultation.

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