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Getting a Restraining Order in Orange County

Protection from Domestic Violence

Are you facing abuse at the hands of a violent spouse? Perhaps your children are suffering from domestic violence, as well. Whatever the case may be, you should not hesitate to get protection for yourself and your family by retaining a Orange County family lawyer and requesting a restraining order against the abusive individual.

Restraining orders are issued by the court to:

  • Prohibit a person from coming into contact with the person who obtained the order
  • End all forms of communication whether physical or by phone or electronic
  • Restricting the restrained individual from coming within a certain distance of the protected individual

How to Get a Restraining Order

There are two ways to obtain a restraining order in Orange County. First of all, if a law enforcement officer answers a domestic violence call and arrives at your house, he or she may issue an emergency protective order to stop further abuse until you can formally request a restraining order. To request a restraining order, you must go to the Orange County Family Law Court and fill out the required paperwork.

Your request can be brought before a family law judge who may issue you a temporary order. A court hearing will then be scheduled so that you and your spouse can appear before a judge, present your case and obtain a "permanent" restraining order.

Speak with a Orange County Family Law Attorney

In order to ensure that you receive a restraining order as quickly as possible, it is in your best interest to retain a family law attorney to guide you through the process. Diefer Law Group, PC can help you fill out the paperwork correctly to receive a temporary order, and can aggressively represent you at your court hearing to win a long-term order. We have practiced law for over 10 years and handle each case with a unique, individualized strategy.

Contact us today to learn more about your options.

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