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The Process of Filing a Restraining Order

Kaass Law 815 E Colorado St #220, Glendale, CA 91205 (310) 943-1171

  • 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 filing services that you may require.

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