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
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
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 –
- Any form of sexual assault
- Causing someone to reasonably fear imminent bodily harm to themselves or
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: