Our client was issued a civil summons and notified that an Emergency Protective Order (“EPO”) pursuant to KRS 403.730 had been granted against him by his child’s mother. He called and retained attorney Abe Mashni. After gathering information, interviewing the client, and reviewing relevant case law, it was Abe’s opinion that the Petitioner’s allegations did not rise to the level necessary to get a temporary EPO in the first place, much less convert it to a Domestic Violence Order (“DVO”) as laid out in KRS 403.740. At the hearing, Abe successfully argued that the petition did not allege sufficient facts to meet the statutory definition (KRS 403.720) required for an EPO/DVO.
If you need to file an EPO or are defending against an EPO, give our attorneys a call at (859) 259-0727.