Restraining Orders

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.