Filing a Restraining Order in Southern California

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Filing a restraining order can be both emotionally and legally complex. Common in divorce cases, restraining orders require the recipient to stop certain harmful behaviors or contact with a protected party. Restraining orders are usually filed when stalking, spousal abuse, or other forms of harm take place or could potentially occur. At the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, we can help you file a proper restraining order. We understand that this is a difficult time and we want to be of service in making sure you and your loved ones are protected. Our Southern California family lawyers can caringly and compassionately guide you through the process, making sure nothing is left out or overlooked in your paperwork.

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Types of Restraining Orders

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 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!

Southern California Family Lawyers You Can Trust

We understand filing a restraint can be difficult, both emotionally and practically. Let our skilled Southern California family law attorneys alleviate some of your stress and help you navigate the system. We don’t drag cases out. In fact, we try to resolve them as quickly and efficiently as possible. This approach has resulted in high client satisfaction rates and a 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo. With offices in Anaheim, Riverside, and Temecula, we strive to be a convenient choice for clients throughout California.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at (888) 251-9618 for a free case evaluation! Payment plans and financing options are available.

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