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Restraining Order

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What is a Restraining Order?

A restraining order is a court order that serves the purpose of physically and verbally protecting a person or party that is being abused by another person or party.

How Does a Restraining Order Protect a Victim?

A restraining order protects a victim from an abuser by setting legal terms against the abuser. Legal terms set by a restraining order prohibit the abuser that it is filed against from doing various things, such as contacting the victim.

One main requirement of a restraining order is that the abuser MUST REMAIN AT LEAST 100 YARDS AWAY FROM THE VICTIM AT ALL TIMES. It is also against the terms of a restraining for the abuser to privately contact the victim in any way, shape or form without the victims consent, unless otherwise specified. Under certain circumstances a person with a restraining order filed against them can be prevented from purchasing a firearm.

Although this does not guarantee the future actions of the abuser, it allows for legal documentation to occur. As a result of legal documentation and court ordered terms, a victim can feel safer and be safer.

What Will Happen If Someone Breaks the Terms of a Restraining Order

Breaking the terms of a temporary restraining order is illegal. By law, any person or party found breaking the terms of a restraining order is subject to being arrested.

Who Can a Restraining Order Be Filed Against?

A restraining order can be filed against any person or party who that is a threat to another. It can be filed against a spouse, ex-spouse, parent of a child, boyfriend, girlfriend, family member, landlord, tenant, company, business, or anyone else that a victim may be harmed by. 

  • A Permanent Restraining Order can be filed after a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) stays in effect for about 15-20 days. 
  • Temporary Restraining Orders are usually filed after an “ex parte” order given by a court appointed judge. This requires the victim to complete a filing with the court, and it gives the abuser official notice and provides him/her an opportunity to share their side of the story in court, the TRO will be granted on the same day.
  • The TRO will stay in effect for 15-20 days, or until the court-ordered hearing “Order to Show Cause” in order to evaluate the situation with allowing both parties to present themselves in court and tell their side of the story.
  • During the “Order to Show Cause” the TRO may is subject to being modified or canceled, and it is also possible that it becomes extended to a permanent Restraining Order.
  • If the abuser violates the terms of a restraining order, it is up to the victim to notify police.

Specific criteria must be met in order for a temporary restraining order to be issued by a judge. One requirement is having the likelihood of irreparable harm without an adequate legal remedy.

Our restraining order attorney in Los Angeles can provide you with any restraining order services that you may require.

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Address: 815 E Colorado St #220, Glendale, CA 91205

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