It is illegal for another person to threaten your safety, inflict physical abuse, harass you, or otherwise make you fear for your life. If you or a family member are the targets of such behaviors, the Nashville order of protection lawyers at Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon, PLLC can help.

Our experienced Tennessee order of protection lawyers routinely represent and assist those who are being stalked, threatened, abused, or assaulted. Our lawyers offer confidential and complimentary initial consultations to help you determine the best remedy for your given situation.

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What Events Can Lead to an Order of Protection?

Various threatening, alarming, or dangerous behaviors can make you eligible for a Nashville order of protection. Most commonly, the events leading to an order of protection occur between spouses, domestic partners, or other members of the same household, but this isn’t a requirement. In Nashville, an order of protection can be issued against a stranger in some instances.

The Nashville lawyers at Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon, PLLC have successfully obtained orders of protection for clients suffering from the harmful or alarming behavior of another. In the past, we have represented individuals seeking orders of protection for:


  • Stalking;
  • Domestic violence
  • Other physical abuse
  • Emotional or mental abuse
  • Threats
  • Trespassing; and
  • Other incidents that create fear of injury or death.

When a client comes to Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon, PLLC, our experienced Tennesee lawyers can take swift action to seek a Nashville order of protection.

What Is Required by a Nashville Order of Protection?

While an order of protection is issued by a court in Nashville or nearby town, like Murfreesboro, the law governing orders of protection is determined by the State of Tennessee. Order of protection law in Tennessee allows an order of protection to remain in place for up to one year and forbids many different types of contact between the parties.

At Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon, PLLC, we seek strong orders of protection that prohibit the defendant from:

  • Coming within a certain distance of the recipient;
  • Calling, emailing, or otherwise contacting the recipient;
  • Coming onto the recipient’s property, including a shared home;
  • Contacting the recipient’s family members; and
  • Approaching the recipient in public, at work, at a child’s school or any other location.

Contact an Order of Protection Lawyer

Regaining your sense of safety and security is possible through a Nashville order of protection. The team at Surber, Asher, Suber & Moushon, PLLC will explain the first steps of obtaining an order of protection and what evidence of the defendant’s behavior is required to obtain the court order. To start this process in a confidential, safe environment, contact our local office.