What Is A Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

No one should be allowed to abuse or threaten another individual.  Domestic Violence usually occurs between two people that share a close relationship.

The Domestic Violence Prevention Act was created to protect individuals from assault and battery, physical injuries, sexual assault, stalking, harassment and the destruction of one’s personal property.

If you are involved in a relationship where your partner is abusing or trying to abuse you with threatening calls and letters, a domestic violence restraining order might be your solution for the moment.  It is a civil court order signed by a judge and offers legal protection from an abuser.  If the abuser violates the order, he or she will face severe legal consequences.

An Emergency order can be obtained if a police officer is called to your home.  It will take effect for 5 business days or 7 calendar days.  The abuser must leave your home and stay a certain distance from you and your children.  A Temporary order can last up to 15 days.  A restraining order can be in place for 5 or more years if necessary.

If you are being threatened by your partner and need help in getting him or her to stay away from you, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will make sure you and your children are protected from harm.

At the Law Offices Of Amy M Montes we know how hard it can be to fell same and open up about domestic violence we have the resources you need to help you get your life back, we invite you to call our office or send us an email and one of our attorneys will contact you,