Restraining Orders in Orange County
Domestic violence and other types of threatening circumstances must be handled in an efficient and timely manner. If you are in need of protection from the dangers associated with a family law matter, restraining orders can provide you with the legal protection you require. Our firm provides professional and experienced legal services for both men and women when they are in need of a restraining order. Speak with our Orange County divorce lawyers today for the legal assistance necessary for your case. We can help you select the appropriate restraining order and protect your safety during this difficult time.
Types of Restraining Orders
Depending on the specific circumstance, you will need a type of restraining order that rises to the occasion. If you feel that you are in danger, you must contact the police and request an emergency protective order (EPO) at once. An EPO can be obtained at the scene of the accident. If you need a domestic violence restraining order, you must file within five court days of obtaining an EPO. An elder abuse restraining order is given to protect older individuals who are threatened by harm or wrongdoing. Workplace violence restraining orders can be issued when employees suffer unlawful violence in the workplace.
Restraining orders can last up to three years if a relationship with the abuser existed. A restraining order prohibits an abuser from contacting a victim through any method. Members of the household and immediate family members can also be protected under a restraining order. In a domestic violence case, the family court is granted jurisdiction to issue protective orders to prevent contact between the abuser and victim. Our lawyers are also adept at defending those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence. We can protect your rights and safety no matter what the specific issue is, so contact our firm today!