Restraining Orders

Not all marriages turn out the way people hope. As a matter of fact, a shockingly large percentage of married couples end up divorcing. The causes of these dissolutions vary. Sometimes money drives people apart; in other situations, they simply fall out of love. Unfortunately, domestic abuse is also another common driving force behind couples’ separations.

If your spouse or partner has behaved violently toward you, then you can take legal action that protects you from being attacked by him or her again. By obtaining a restraining order, you can ensure that police will protect you from further contact with this individual. In the state of California, you can file restraining orders against the following people, should they act violently toward you

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Individual you are dating
  • Parent of your child
  • Individual with whom you are residing

In general, restraining orders prevent those against whom they are filed from contacting the filer. This means that they are ordered to abide by the following:

  • Stay a certain distance away from you
  • Never enter the family home (or, in some cases, never leave the family home)
  • Never take your children outside of the jurisdiction
  • Never hold or purchase a firearm or other deadly weapon
  • Never sell marital property
  • Undergo counseling

Typically, before you are granted a permanent restraining order against another person, you must file for a temporary one. This will last for a short period of time before the court hearing or while the permanent order is being filed.

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If your spouse has been abusive toward you, then you should be able to obtain a restraining order against him or her. Contact the San Diego divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP at 760-722-7646 to get the reliable legal support you need today.

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