Seattle attorneys Liza Burke and Dana Brown discuss the areas of domestic violence, child abuse, protection orders, juvenile defense, criminal defense and education defense.Nothing on this website is offered as legal advice, nor does it form an attorney-client relationship with this office. Attorney-client relationship can only be formed through direct communication with the attorney.
PROTECTION ORDER PROCEEDINGS SEEM DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE. The petitioner can go to court, make statements without any additional proof and get a temporary order. It's that easy. A respondent can reply similarly. But without proof, it becomes a swearing contest - which is risky. It's easy to lose that contest. Courts respond to proof. THE DANGER OF ASSUMPTIONS Lies that are obvious to a respondent, aren't always obvious to a judge. They just aren't. A judge may accept someone may be minimizing, distorting or outright lying. But they won't necessarily take the respondent's word for it. This is when a