Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Lake Forest
People should not be required to live in fear. This is especially true when the one causing physical harm is a spouse, a domestic partner, or a family member. There are times, unfortunately, when such people can become violent. It can be brought on by a divorce or child custody dispute or, sadly, the person may simply be prone to violence. California law does not require you to live in fear for your safety. Our Lake Forest domestic violence restraining order attorneys assist those who are in reasonable fear for their well being. If you find yourself in such a situation then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
Aggressive lawyers helping with restraining orders in Anaheim, Santa Ana, and the rest of Orange County
One may file for a restraining order if they are reasonably in fear for their physical safety. If you are being stalked, harassed, or abused by a spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a family member, or someone whom you have resided with then you can seek relief from the Court. It is not necessary that the other person have been arrested or that charges are being filed. If you can demonstrate, through objective evidence, that a threat exists then you may be eligible for a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order).
The first step in obtaining a protective order is to file a request with the Court. The request must state the reason why you fear for your safety and it must provide evidence that the threat is real. This evidence can include phone records, emails, social media messages, police reports, etc. If the Petition justifies the request then the Court will grant a domestic violence temporary restraining order and set a hearing which will be held shortly thereafter. This hearing will determine whether the order will be dissolved, extended, or whether it should have even been granted at all. When extending an Order the Court will include provisions regarding which places the accused is to stay away from (such as your home, your work, and other locations you frequent). Hiring an attorney to help you with the process can improve your chances of having the requested relief granted.
Our Lake Forest restraining order lawyers assist those who are reasonably in fear for the safety. We will use your initial consultation to determine your chances of having a DVTRO granted and will quickly file your Petition with the Court. We will ensure that you know what to expect at the hearing and that you are prepared to address the Judge in Court, should the need arise. Our firm understands that nothing is more important than your safety and we will work aggressively to ensure that your interests are protected. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Our attorneys service all of Orange County, including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Lawyers providing quality service to Lake Forest residents in need of a restraining order
If you are afraid for your safety then you have enough to worry about. The last thing you need is to be concerned about the service that your lawyers will provide. We strive to provide the highest level of representation. Our firm promptly returns phone calls, quickly responds to emails, and ensures that we are available to answer your questions. We understand the situation and are here to help.