Antelope Valley Restraining Order Attorney

Whether you are attempting to file a restraining order against someone, or if you’ve been served with a restraining order yourself, it’s important that you understand the different types of restraining orders and their implications. At the Johnson Law Firm, we work closely with our clients to make sure they fully comprehend the specifics surrounding their restraining order case. There are several different types of restraining orders. Common variations include:

Temporary Restraining Orders

A temporary restraining order may be issued by a judge in as little as a few hours after a request is filed. Temporary restraining orders typically do not require much proof, if any, of abuse or harassment in order to be approved. In California, a request for a temporary divorce restraining order is typically considered to be an emergency situation. For that reason, little burden of proof is put on the requestor. Once a temporary restraining order has been filed, that is not the end of your case. A hearing will be scheduled to determine whether or not the divorce restraining order needs to stay in place for a longer period of time, or indefinitely. At the time of the hearing, the judge will likely require more proof of abuse or harassment in order to keep the restraining order in place.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Domestic violence refers to abuse from a current or past romantic partner, such as a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse. Unfortunately, domestic violence restraining orders are among the most common we see. If there has been a history of domestic violence within a relationship, the person on the receiving end of the abuse will typically file a domestic violence restraining order after ending the relationship. If you have been the victim of domestic violence, our divorce restraining order attorneys can work with you to give you the best possible chance of getting your request granted. To successfully put an abusive relationship restraining order in place, you need to be able to show a judge a pattern of past abuse. We will prepare the strongest possible case, so you can finally rest easy knowing that your abuser will no longer have access to you.
While you are not required to have an attorney to file or defend against a restraining order, representing yourself is a risk and puts you at a huge disadvantage.