Seattle attorneys Liza Burke and Dana Brown discuss the areas of domestic violence, child abuse, protection orders, juvenile defense, criminal defense and education defense.

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Posted by Liza Burke | Mar 14, 2019 | 0 comments

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