Domestic Violence / Restraining Orders

Southern California Domestic Violence Lawyers

Get a Restraining Order in Riverside, Temecula, or Anaheim

Domestic violence is a difficult situation to navigate, especially when a divorce case is in the picture. The Law Offices of H. William Edgar have extensive experience handling domestic violence cases.

With offices in Temecula, Riverside, Palm Desert, and Anaheim we have helped individuals throughout Southern California protect their rights and best interests in domestic violence matters. Our caring domestic violence lawyers can help you through this trying time. We tailor every case to the individual we are representing, ensuring we know our clients and their unique circumstances.

Free case evaluations available! Contact us online or call (888) 251-9618 to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.

What Does a Restraining Order Do?

Generally, a restraining order involves personal conduct orders and / or stay-away orders.

A personal conduct order requires the individual to stop certain actions:

  • Contacting
  • Attacking
  • Threatening
  • Stalking
  • Harassing
  • Destroying personal property
  • Disturbing the peace

A stay-away order may require the individual to stay a certain distance from:

  • Protected persons
  • The protected person’s place of residence
  • The protected person’s place of work
  • The protected person’s children’s school or child care
  • The protected person’s vehicle
  • Any important places the protected person goes

These orders are put in place to protect another person from harm and can ensure your safety and peace of mind as you work through other legal matters, such as a divorce. Protect your loved ones with our help!

Types of Restraining & Protective Orders in California

Restraining orders are not always the same. While different circumstances dictate the type of restraining order necessary, there are a few forms of restraining order that commonly apply.

These restraining orders dictate the amount of time a person is under restraint:

  • Temporary Restraining Orders :
    Typically lasting for less than one month, a temporary restraining order (TRO) may be issued while awaiting the outcome of a permanent restraining order hearing.

  • Permanent Restraining Orders:
    After the restrained party has received a notice of permanent restraint and after the judge has heard all the evidence in the case, a permanent restraining order can be issued for between one to five years.

  • Emergency Protective Orders:
    Lasting for up to five days, this may be issued at any time by a law enforcement officer. If children are involved, it allows the victim of abuse to receive temporary custody.

If you need to file a permanent restraining order, it is advisable to enlist our help. An omission of documents or evidence could result in your application to be dismissed or an unfavorable outcome. To ensure that all your bases are covered, get help from a practiced family lawyer in Southern California.

What Is Considered Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence refers to any behavior used by one individual in a domestic relationship to harm or dominate the other person.

Domestic abuse can include:

  • Physical violence
  • Verbal abuse
  • Intimidation
  • Sexual assault
  • Isolation
  • And more

It is important to note that domestic violence doesn’t only apply to married couples or romantic partners—it can apply to anyone who lives in your home with you or shares a close relationship with you.

Domestic violence can be committed by:

  • Partners
  • Spouses
  • Roommates
  • Family members
  • Exes
  • Other domestic relations

How Domestic Violence Influences Divorce Cases

Domestic violence significantly impacts family law cases. Especially in matters of divorce, domestic violence can become more dangerous when one partner decides to leave the abusive relationship.

Domestic violence may affect the following in the divorce case:

In general, California family code presumes that an individual charged with domestic violence in the past five years is unable to have joint or sole physical custody of the children. In addition, a partner convicted with any form of domestic violence is unable to receive spousal support.

The law is generally favorable to victims of domestic violence in divorce cases; however, you need the skill of a practiced domestic violence lawyer to ensure you and your family are well-taken care of and your rights are protected.

Conveniently Located Offices in Temecula, Riverside & Anaheim!

The Law Offices of H. William Edgar focuses all its resources and efforts exclusively on family law. We have earned high ratings from our clients, as well as a 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo due to our effective legal representation. Our Southern California domestic violence attorneys have years of experience in navigating cases just like yours.

Begin with a free consultation. Call us at (888) 251-9618!

Why Trust Our Firm With Your Case?

  • Tailored Approach

    We know every case is unique and always provide personalized counsel.

  • Low-Risk & Low-Stress

    We don't drag our cases out, which saves you time, stress, and money.

  • Honesty & Integrity

    We deliver the straightforward, honest counsel you really need.

  • Results-Driven Counsel

    Our priority is to help you get the results your family deserves.