The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman - Portland Divorce Lawyer

Portland Protective Orders Lawyer

Experienced Portland Domestic Violence Lawyer

Protective orders, orders of restraint, or Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) orders are designed to address domestic violence issues and to protect you and your children from abuse. Protecting your family from the unnecessary evil of domestic violence requires an experienced Portland protection order attorney. The effective use of restraining orders will stop the violence from escalating and prevent harmful and unnecessary contact. Protective orders allow the police to remove the person from your home and place the offending party in jail for violation of the order. Protective orders can also be abused and falsely accuse a person of an offense that never occurred and unlawfully remove him or her from a home or any contact with his or her children.

We can help you with protective orders in your case. Contact Us or call (503) 223-8441 for a free consultation

Emergency Custody Lawyer
Paul F. Sherman is an Experienced Protection Order Attorney

Paul F. Sherman is experienced in obtaining and defending protective orders. Common protective order situations include:

  • Emergency custody orders to protect a child who is in immediate danger
  • "Status quo" orders to maintain contact with your children, maintain their routines, and prevent others from hiding or secreting your children, or removing your children from the state
  • Restraining Orders to stop unwanted conduct
  • Family Abuse Prevention Act orders to stop domestic violence

Unfortunately, protective orders are often wrongfully obtained and misused to exclude you from your home and contact with your children. A falsely obtained protection order can have devastating effects regarding child custody and visitation.

Paul F. Sherman is keenly aware of the potential harm brought about by a false or wrongfully issued protection, restraining or Family Abuse Prevention Act order. The requirements for challenging these orders require the expertise of an experienced protection order lawyer with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect you and your family.

Visit our blog the Oregon Legal Guide for an extensive discussion regarding the use of protective orders including the use of temporary emergency custody orders.

Contact Paul F. Sherman for Advice on Protective Orders

We know you have more questions, and we have the answers. For more information about the use of protective orders or restraining order issues, contact the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman at (503) 223-8441 or Contact Us for a free confidential protection order or domestic violence consultation.


The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman represents divorce and family law clients throughout Oregon, Washington, and California. Our experienced Portland divorce and family law attorney represents individuals in metropolitan Portland, Aloha, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Clackamas, Boring, Canby, West Linn, Tualatin, Sherwood, Newberg, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Longview, St. Helens, Scappoose, Sandy, Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Newport, Hood River, Bend, Redmond, Eugene and throughout Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Clark County.