Restraining Orders in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyers

A restraining order, sometimes called an order of protection, is a civil action that will outline what contact (if any) is permitted between a person who has formerly committed violence or threats against another person. Many times victims of domestic violence will have restraining orders placed against the perpetrator to prevent them from coming within a certain distance of their home, work, or school to ward off any further instances of violence or threats.

Types of Restraining Orders

There are four main types of restraining orders that are issued to protect domestic violence victims in Los Angeles:

  • Emergency Protective Order (EPO): For domestic violence victims for their immediate protection and safety.
  • Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order (TRO or DVRO): Effective for three weeks, but can be made into a permanent restraining order for 1 to 3 years; for domestic violence victims.
  • Criminal Protective Order (“No Contact” Order): Issued in active domestic violence cases. With this order, your abuser cannot call, write, e-mail or contact you at all except through lawyers.
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHO): Used to stop harassment, threats, stalking, etc. by neighbors, roommates and co-workers.

A Los Angeles family law attorney from Claery & Hammond, LLP can help you take the proper actions to obtain a restraining order to make sure both you and your family are protected.

Help with Restraining Orders in LA County

At Claery & Hammond, LLP we handle all types of situations involving domestic violence and restraining orders in the greater Los Angeles area. If you or someone you love has been threatened or harmed, you should speak to one of our lawyers about obtaining a restraining order. If you have had a restraining order wrongfully issued against you, an attorney from our firm can help you fight to have the order lifted. Restraining orders will prohibit a person from coming within a certain distance of another, and this could cause problems in your life if you work, live, or commute in close proximity to the person who is protected by the order.

Regardless of the factors involved in your unique case, our dedicated attorneys can provide you with the effective legal counsel and powerful advocacy you need and deserve. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you are involved in a domestic violence situation and would like more information about restraining orders in Los Angeles. Call Claery & Hammond, LLP at (310) 817-6904.

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