Protection Orders

Whether you’re defending a protection order brought against you or you’ve been victimized and need to file a protection order, we’ll provide straightforward advice and do everything it takes to represent you.

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Skilled Protection Order Lawyers in Omaha

We know that allegations of domestic violence and harassment are serious and require the help of an experienced lawyer. With Hightower Reff Law attorneys, you’ll find the support and resources you need to keep moving forward. Get to know the faces behind your legal counsel today.

Our Protection Order Process

Orders of protection vary by state and may be called a domestic violence injunction, domestic violence restraining order, or abuse order. At Hightower Reff Law, we have an in-depth understanding of the local courts and laws so our clients can be confident in their representation. Here’s our general process for protection orders:

  1. Schedule an intake consultation where we’ll understand your situation and assign you an attorney.
  2. Share your case details with your lawyer and learn about the major types of protection orders: domestic abuse, harassment, and sexual assault protection orders.
  3. Complete and file necessary forms.
  4. If applicable, prepare for a court hearing after “ex parte” is granted.
  5. Bring proof of abuse/harassment (if the petitioner) or defense (if respondent) to your court hearing.
  6. Renew or update your protection order as needed.

Protection Order Services

At Hightower Reff Law, we care about your physical and emotional well-being. While navigating this difficult situation, our compassionate Omaha lawyers will offer you clear legal representation.

Filing a Protection Order

You may need a protection order if you have experienced any of the following from your partner:

  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Pressuring sexual activities or use of force during sex
  • Harassing phone calls, emails, texts, or other forms of communication
  • Threats of physical violence or verbal abuse
  • Destroying personal belongings
  • Controlling the household finances without discussion, taking your money, or refusing to provide necessary expenses
  • Pressuring the use of drugs or alcohol
  • Restricting your ability to leave and go as you wish

For those considering filing for a domestic abuse protection order, some of the potential benefits include:

  • Stopping the abuser from restraining, threatening, assaulting, or contacting you or your children
  • Removing the abuser from your residence
  • Potentially receiving temporary custody of your children
  • Ordering your abuser to stay away from designated locations like your workplace or home

defending a protection order

If there has been an order of protection taken against you, be aware of the following:

  • Protection orders issued in Nebraska are valid throughout the country
  • If you violate the terms of the protection order, you could potentially be arrested and face fines or substantial jail time
  • Certain restrictions may be placed on you, including the ability to purchase or possess a firearm

Related Protection Order Services

When you’re represented by Hightower Reff Law, you’ll only tell your story once. From there, we’ll handle every issue related to your protection order case—from child custody to divorce or any other legal requests you may need. Let us advocate for you.

Child Custody

If you’re concerned about the safety of your children during your protection order, our committed attorneys will work quickly to develop a safety plan and legal strategy to keep them protected.


When you’re ready to take the next step and separate from your abuser, Hightower Reff Law is here for you. We’ll provide confident advocacy from start to finish so you’re not passed along from lawyer to lawyer.

protection order attorneys at Hightower Reff Law

Our team of family law attorneys are specialists in protection orders. We provide legal aide in the Omaha metro area that’s tailored to your specific needs. Our combined experience and skills make Hightower Reff Law uniquely capable of representing you in every area of divorce and family law.

Susan Reff Attorney at Law


Sarah Hart Attorney at Law


Isabella Hunt


Tara Wrighton Attorney at Law


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an order of protection last?

Most orders of protection last one year. After that year, you may request the petition be renewed yearly.

Will a protection order affect the custody of my children?

People who qualify for a domestic violence protection order may get custody of their children for up to 90 days. This is not applicable to harassment or sexual assault protection orders.

What do I do after attending court?

If you are given a protection order, be sure to keep a copy of the order on your person at all times. And if you travel or move to another state, this document is valid wherever you go.

Who can I call if I am in a domestic violence situation?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788. For immediate relief from your abuser, dial 911 for any emergency that you believe requires law enforcement.

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