At Claery & Green, we handle situations involving domestic violence and restraining orders in Los Angeles. If you or someone you love has been threatened or harmed, you should speak to one of our lawyers about a restraining order. 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. A
family law attorney from our firm will help you take the proper actions to obtain a restraining order to make sure both you and your family are protected.
If you have had a restraining order placed against you in Los Angeles, 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.
Los Angeles Restraining Order Lawyers
An attorney from Claery & Green can help you with any of the following types of restraining orders 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.