1. Read the Family Offense Petition that was served with the order. The petitioner can only argue what’s in the petition. Discern the validity of what is alleged against you and begin to prepare your testimony.
2. Gather evidence to support your side of the story. Evidence to invalidate the incidents alleged in the petition might include texts, emails, and pictures. Get your phone records. Begin to gather any available proof that what is alleged in the petition is not true.
3. Prepare your testimony. Prepare yourself for direct examination and cross examination, in which you will be thoroughly questioned about any alleged acts of domestic violence.
4. Hire an attorney. A lawyer can help you prepare your argument and can help you prepare the best possible defense to protect your rights. Contact Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. to for high-quality legal assistance and support.