Restraining Orders in CA
Murrieta Family Lawyer
A restraining order is issued by a judge or authorized court official to
protect the safety and well-being of the person filing for the order.
There are many different types of short-term and long-term restraining
orders a person can obtain. When a restraining order is issued, the person
listed on the order must adhere to the specific terms outlined or face
serious legal penalties. For issues relating to
family law, the most common type of restraining order is an
emergency protective order.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic violence or
any type of abuse, now is the time to talk to a committed divorce attorney
about your legal rights. A Murrieta family lawyer at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford
& Hanich can conduct an initial assessment of the situation to determine
whether you can apply for a temporary restraining order at this point
in time, in order to seek immediate protection using the power of the court.
You may be able to qualify for a restraining order if you have been abused
and the person who hurt or threatened you is a family member, spouse,
ex-spouse, person you are living with, or a person you are or were in
a romantic relationship with. Even if you do not qualify for a restraining
order, there are other options to consider, such as a civil harassment
order or dependent adult or elder abuse restraining order.
What does a restraining order do?
A restraining order prohibits the person named in the order from contacting
you in any way or even coming within a certain distance of you. Additional
requirements may include the payment of
child support or
spousal support, mandatory removal from your shared home, the surrender of any firearms
and compliance with
child custody or
visitation orders. The safety and security of you and your children is of the utmost
importance to us and our Murrieta family law attorneys will aggressively
pursue safeguarding your interests.