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California Restraining Orders in Family Law

By The Hunter Law Group  Jun. 4, 2013 12:59p

The state of California has various types of protective orders, also known as restraining orders, which the courts can provide to protect individuals and / or their children from abuse and harassment. These include emergency protective orders, domestic violence restraining orders, civil harassment restraining orders, elder and dependent adult abuse restraining orders, and more. It is not uncommon in many situations of abuse or threat of violence to have more than one type of protective order in place.

An emergency protective order is an order which protects someone from abuse, harassment, or stalking and can be obtained 24 hours a day from the police. A domestic violence restraining order prohibits the named person from making any type of contact with the protected person and any children involved. It protects individuals from family members, spouses, ex-spouses, parties who have a child together, or those who are involved in a current or past intimate or dating relationship. This type of restraining order and the following types are obtained from the court. A civil harassment restraining order protects individuals from others not mentioned in a domestic violence restraining order. An elder and dependent adult abuse restraining order protects the elderly population and dependent adults from abuse, whether physical, financial, neglect, isolation, abduction, harm, or deprivation by a caregiver. Certain types of evidence are needed to present to the court to obtain protective and restraining orders.

Mission Viejo Divorce and Family Law Firm

Restraining orders are sometimes needed in divorce and other family situations. You may require the legal help of an attorney to document your case to the court in order to protect yourself or others from abuse, harassment, or stalking. The Hunter Law Group, located in Mission Viejo and serving all of Orange County, can provide the legal assistance you need for a protective order or for any other family legal matter, from paternity and premarital agreements to divorce, child custody, child support, division of marital property, spousal support, and more.

Founding attorney Dan Hunter has 13 years of legal experience in handling all of these legal matters. He and his staff understand how difficult and stressful such matters can be and are dedicated to helping you resolve them as efficiently as possible. Contact the firm for a legal consultation concerning your family issue to get the knowledgeable and skilled guidance you need. Work with a firm that is devoted exclusively to divorce and family law and has the competence and compassion to help you move forward towards the next phase of your life

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