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Getting a Restraining Order in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Family Law Attorney

First, if you are concerned about your immediate safety, please STOP and call 911 for help now.

If you need immediate legal representation for a domestic violence matter, such as a restraining order or protective order for you and your family, please call Castellanos & Associates, APLC, a Los Angeles family law firm that has served families for nearly two decades.

Our Los Angeles restraining order lawyers are prepared to help you, whether you are a victim of domestic violence, or if you need help with a domestic violence defense case. Request your free, confidential case review today.

Getting a Domestic Violence Restraining Order to Protect You & Your Family

Domestic violence restraining orders are intended to help safeguard families who are victims of domestic abuse in California. This protective order is only available in certain circumstances, however. In order to get a domestic violence restraining order, the parties must have either lived together, been in a dating relationship, been married, or are registered domestic partners.

In comparison, the civil harassment restraining order is intended to protect other victims of violence or threats of violence such as a neighbor, co-worker or some other acquaintance. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your full legal options.

Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA)

Under California Family Code section 6200, the Domestic Violence Prevention Act provides the authority to issue a restraining order "for the purpose of preventing a recurrence of domestic violence and ensuring a period of separation of the persons involved…."

Once a restraining order has been issued, it can:

  • Forbid or restrain specific acts of abuse
  • Exclude a person from a dwelling
  • Forbid or restrain other specified behavior
  • And so much more

With a protective order, you may be able to cut off all contact, even eliminate annoying phone calls and access to your property and personal items. When can you file for a domestic violence restraining order in Los Angeles?

Under the DVPA, abuse means one of the following:

  • Intentionally or recklessly causing – or attempting to cause – bodily injury
  • Any form of sexual assault
  • Causing someone to reasonably fear imminent bodily harm to themselves or to another

Compassionate & Affordable Advocacy

If you are eligible to file for this legal protection, our Los Angeles family law lawyers can help you understand your rights and fully assert them. We will do our utmost to help you to a vibrant future, using all resources to get you and your family there.

If a restraining order has been taken out against you, then you need to act quickly to clear you name and defend your rights. Call our Los Angeles restraining order defense attorney today! We realize that a misunderstanding—or even a nasty custody case—could lead to a false accusation. You deserve skilled defense, and time is of the essence.

Whatever your family law needs, our Los Angeles family law attorneys are dedicated to providing the counsel you deserve. Protect your rights: call us today!