California Restraining Orders
Legal Representation with Decades of Experience
Our firm has helped many people obtain protection from abuse and violence
in the past through the use of a California restraining order. If you
or your child has been subjected to abuse, contact one of our family law
attorneys. We have decades of experience on our side. Attorney Bridgman
is a former Deputy District Attorney, which is a unique advantage in cases
involving criminal activity that we can put to work for you.
What a Restraining Order can do for You
When you are the victim of abuse or violence, you need to take action against
the person responsible. It is important to know the benefits of a restraining
order and exactly how this can help you. First and foremost, this court
order will prevent the individual from coming within a certain distance of you.
This restraining order will affect the individual in the following ways:
- Keep them from contacting you, your children, and others who live with you
- Keep them away from your home, your work, and children's school
- Force them to move out of your home
- Keep away from your pets
- Prevent them from making changes to insurance policies
If they are forced to move out of your home, then they may not be inclined
to support you or your children; because of this, they can also be ordered
to pay support, certain bills, and be prevented from incurring large expenses
that would affect you.
How can I get a restraining order?
Domestic abuse is a broad term that covers a number of different actions;
this term also includes verbal or physical threats of violence. Abuse
can include being physically hurt, whether intentionally or as the accidental
result of reckless behavior, sexual assault, or causing you to be reasonably
afraid of being subjected to physical violence. In addition, if you are
the victim of behavior such as stalking, threats, intentional destruction
of your property, or disturbing your peace, you may be able to obtain
a restraining order.
In order to obtain a restraining order, there are two elements that you
- You have been subjected to abuse, or threats of abuse
- You are in a close relationship with the person
The second element of being in a close relationship with the person is
not difficult to establish, and covers a wide range of people. The following
is a list of people that count as a close relationship:
- You are married, or you are in a domestic partnership
- You are divorced or separated
- You are or were in a dating relationship
- You are closely related (including in-laws)
- You are living together, or you used to live together
- You share a child in common
Personalized Representation & 24/7 Availability
Our legal team recognizes the need for availability, and we are dedicated
to maintaining a personalized approach. When you choose us, your case
will not be passed around between attorneys and paralegals. Once an Orange
County lawyer is assigned to your case, you will have access to them,
and they will be your sole legal advisor. Furthermore, our office believes
in the necessity for constant contact availability as emergencies arise,
and you need legal advice.
When you need a restraining order, or you are facing another serious
family law matter, we are available to help 24/7. Our office also offers a
free case evaluation to all of our potential clients. You can contact us at any time and receive
some more information concerning your case and how we can help without
any commitment on your part.
Contact us today to discuss the kinds of abuse you are subjected to and begin taking action
against the person responsible!