Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

A domestic violence restraining order could protect you, your children, your pets, or your property. If you need a restraining order against an intimate partner or someone you are closely related to, the Law Offices of Vincent S. Hughes in San Bernardino team could provide the compassionate and swift legal support you need. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.

What Can a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Do?

Domestic violence restraining orders only cover specific relationships:

  • Someone you are or were married to
  • Someone you dated or a domestic partner 
  • A close relative, such as a child, parent, sibling, grandparent, or in-law

If granted, a restraining order could do the following, depending on your specific circumstances:

  • Prevent the person in question from contacting you
  • Prevent the person in question from harassing, threatening, stalking, or harming those protected by the order
  • Order that the person whom you have the restraining order against keeps a specified amount of distance from you
  • Order that the person whom you have the restraining order against move out of your shared home
  • Prevent the person in question from keeping guns, ammunition, or firearms
  • Order the person to pay spousal support (if you are married)
  • Order the person to pay child support (if you share children together)
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Filing a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

If you believe you are in immediate danger, you should call 9-1-1. Even when the court is closed, law enforcement could secure an emergency protective order, which could last five to seven days. Otherwise, your first step would be to fill out the required forms. You will need to provide detailed information when filling out the forms for a domestic violence restraining order, including:

  • Your personal information
  • The nature of your relationship with the person you are filing a domestic violence restraining order against
  • What do you want the restraining order to do (such as the amount of distance you want between you and any locations you frequently visit)
  • A description of how the person abused you (include as much detail as possible)

Once you have completed filling out these forms, they must be brought to the court in the county where you are filing. The clerk will then deliver them to the judge, who will make a decision by the following business day if a temporary restraining order should be granted. If a temporary restraining order is granted, it will last until the judge formally hears your case and decides whether or not to grant a permanent restraining order.

Reach Out to Our Compassionate Family Law Attorney for the Help You Need

Being in a position where you have to file a restraining order to protect yourself and your loved ones is overwhelming. At the Law Office of Vincent S. Hughes in San Bernardino, our attorney could guide you through this process and, when the time comes for your hearing, represent you in court. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

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