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A MESSAGE FROM THE WHITBECKBENNETT FAMILY

Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? October began marking Domestic Violence Awareness month in 1987, to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while also raising awareness.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, it is important to know that you are not alone, and that violence is never the answer. In Virginia, a legal order called a protective order, also known in other states as a restraining order, can prevent contact between the alleged abuser, and victim.

In Virginia, there are three types of protective orders:

  • Emergency Protective Orders – Expire after 72 hours and can’t be extended.
  • Preliminary Protective Orders – Can be filed following the initial 72-hour Emergency Protective Order
  • Protective Orders – Can remain enforceable for up to two years.

At Whitbeck Bennett, we take pride in being fearless advocates for our clients that can help you with a protective order when you need it most. To learn more, click the link to our blog located below.

 

Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence. If you or a loved one is struggling, don’t hesitate to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233) for help.

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Partner - Jonah Dickey

Amber Patwell, Partner

St. Petersburg, FL

 

Riley Darrow, Paralegal

Oklahoma City, OK

 

Chris Ingram, Law Clerk

Leesburg, VA

 

Kelly Swift, Paralegal

Leesburg, VA

BLOG HIGHLIGHT

What is Title IX?

Every state in the country has some form of legal order to prevent domestic violence.  Many states, like Virginia, call these orders “protective orders.”  Other states call them restraining orders.  Whatever the label, domestic violence orders typically prevent most if not all contact between the alleged abuser and the alleged victim.  In some states, these orders can also give one party exclusive possession of a shared residence, require anger management or counseling, determine temporary custody, and much more…”

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PARENTS & EDUCATION TOWN HALLS

What is Title IX?

COMING SOON!

Not able to attend Part 1 or aPart 2 of the “Parents & Education Town Hall Series” hosted by Whitbeck Bennett? The videos are now available to watch on our website and our YouTube channel.

THE MIND ITSELF

The Mind Itself is a podcast about mental health & mental health law, and how it affects all aspects of our daily lives. By taking a deeper dive into how our society deals with mental health medically, legally, and practically, listeners gain insight about one of America’s most pressing and often overlooked issues.
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At WhitbeckBennett, we believe at the heart of what we do is serve people and families with compassion, trusted advice, and fearless advocacy.

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