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Restraining Orders in Southern California
Restraining orders are powerful legal tools that should not be taken lightly.
These orders can be used to protect yourself or your loved ones, or can be used by a spouse against you in a divorce or custody battle. At the law firm of Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC, our Southern California family law attorneys can help you determine your best course of legal action depending on the unique circumstances of your case.
Is Your Safety Being Threatened? Take Action.
Once in place, a restraining order can protect you from the individual who is threatening you by legally establishing limits to the amount of contact he or she may have with you. You do not have to wait for a physical attack to seek a restraining order; even if you are experiencing harassment, you can take legal action to protect yourself.
There are several kinds of restraining orders, such as:
- Family Law Restraining Order — This type is typically sought during divorce proceedings to prevent one spouse from causing disruptions, such as hiding marital assets or taking the kids away.
- Domestic Violence Restraining Order — A Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order (DVTRO) is sought by one individual to prevent another from engaging in behavior that is threatening to the alleged victim. A review hearing is held after the temporary order is issued (usually within 20 days). During this hearing, it is determined whether the restraining order will become permanent, thus becoming a DVRO.
Fight Wrongful Restraining Orders
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, stalking, or any other form of harassment and are faced with a restraining order, it is important that you take the right legal steps to protect your rights. It is absolutely critical that even if you disagree with the order, you follow its terms until the matter has been resolved in court. Even if your accuser consents to your actions, violating the terms of a DVRO can result in criminal charges.
Restraining orders can limit your ability to have contact with children or other family members, force you to take alternate routes to abide by the terms of the DVRO, bar you from visiting certain places, and destroy your reputation.
For individuals who exercise their second amendment rights, restraining orders even affect gun ownership. Those who have are subject to a DVRO must relinquish their firearms and are forbidden from buying or owning a gun.
Additionally, having a restraining order against you impacts your chances at a fair outcome in a divorce or child custody proceeding. Having even a temporary order on your record could have lifelong consequences for you and your children. That’s why it’s vital to call a lawyer when you’re facing a (potentially permanent) restraining order.
Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC is dedicated to ensuring that the rights and interests of our clients are protected from DVTROs or DVROs.
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Whether you are seeking a restraining order to protect yourself or are faced with a restraining order due to false allegations, ourSouthern California family lawyers can help. With ten Certified Family Law Specialists and a diverse team of associate attorneys, we have the experience, the expertise, and the efficiency to protect your rights.
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