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Civil Harassment Restraining Orders protect you from and prevent a wide range of conduct including annoying behaviors such as repetitive phone calling, stalking, and physical abuse.

There are two types of restraining orders you can obtain on an emergency basis. The first is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, and the second is a Civil Harassment Restraining Order.

Different Types of Restraining Orders

A Domestic Violence Restraining Order is for persons who have or have had a marital or dating relationship, or are closely related to the person you are seeking the restraining order against. In situations where you are closely related, the person can be your parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, and even an in-law. You do not have to be currently married or dating the person you are seeking the restraining order against. You can be divorced, separated, married, dating or used to date, live together or used to live together. If you are seeking a Domestic Violence Restraining Order you must have experienced actual physical violence or a sincere threat of physical violence.

Unlike a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, a Civil Harassment Restraining Order is for a person who does not have or never had a romantic relationship or a close family relationship with the person you are seeking a restraining order against. Examples of parties in Civil Harassment Restraining Order include but are not limited to neighbor against neighbor or stranger against stranger. Civil Harassment Restraining Orders protect you from and prevent a wide range of conduct including annoying behaviors such as repetitive phone calling, stalking, and physical abuse.

What are the costs for a Restraining Order?

There is no filing fee to request a Domestic Violence Restraining Order from the court, but there is a filing fee of $435.00 for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order. Further, regardless of what kind of emergency restraining order you are seeking, the documents necessary to make your request with the court are lengthy and complex. Thus, it is important to have a professional and skilled attorney guide you through the legal process.

Contact Wallin & Klarich Today If You Are Seeking a Restraining Order in the Inland Empire

If you are in need of an emergency restraining order right now, it is crucial that you retain an experienced attorney who can make sure you are protected and get the immediate help you need. You can rely on us to be there for you every step of the way. We will focus not only on the details of what is required by the courts, but we will also focus on your well-being and safety.

Wallin and Klarich has been representing those in need of a restraining order for over 30 years. With offices in San Bernardino, Riverside, West Covina and Victorville, we can help you no matter where you work or live.

Call us today at 888-749-7428. We will be there when you call.

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