Helping Victims Protect Themselves With Restraining Orders
When fighting between two loved ones becomes threatening and physical, the police may be called. Domestic violence situations are very serious and the victims are entitled to protection. Our firm understands how frightening domestic assault situations can be and how victims may be left wondering who can help.
At Chason Family Law, P.C., we are here to help you every step of the way when you’re seeking a restraining order. With more than 20 years of zealous, high-quality advocacy in family law issues, we know the laws on restraining orders (protective orders) and can work to see that you, your family and your rights are protected.
Different Protections For Different Situations
Not all violent behaviors are physical. Restraining orders offer limitations and protection from a wide variety of injurious and dangerous behaviors, such as:
- Physical assaults including battering, kicking, hitting, punching and more
- Sexual assault and abuse
- Threats of physical or sexual violence
- Stalking and harassment
- Property destruction
At Chason Family Law, P.C., we understand that not all restraining orders were fairly obtained. We have experience helping clients defend themselves against these situations when they arise.
Understanding both sides of this delicate area makes us uniquely positioned to better serve our clients, whatever their needs. If you are in fear for your safety due to the actions of another or feel that you have been wrongly served a restraining order, we are here to help.
Types Of Restraining Orders
In California, there are three main types of restraining orders:
- Personal conduct orders: These types of orders are issued to control the behaviors of a person that has become dangerous, physically harmful and threatening. It is designed to put a stop to these behaviors so that the victim can have some peace in his or her life.
- Stay-away orders: A stay-away order sets limitations on how physically close the attacker can be to the victim. This is commonly listed in a certain amount of feet, and if the attacker comes closer, he or she is in violation of the order and the police should be called.
- Kick-out order (residence exclusion): This type of order expels the attacker from the location where the victim resides and prevents them from returning.
Restraining orders can include all the above elements, as they are all often needed to ensure comprehensive protection of the victim.