If you are being abused by someone close to you, it is important to contact an experienced domestic violence attorney who can help you in filing a restraining order in California against the person who is abusing you. The skillful attorneys at Wallin & Klarich will answer any questions you have throughout the difficult process.
What is Domestic Violence in California?
Under California Family Code section 6211, domestic violence is defined as any abuse against you if the person abusing you is:
- A person who is your spouse or your ex-spouse;
- A person who you live with or have lived with in the past;
- A person with which you have had a dating relationship;
- A person who is the other parent of your child; OR
- A person who is a close blood relative.
Domestic violence is a very serious matter. Due to the complexity of the domestic violence restraining order process, you should not attempt to obtain a California restraining order on your own. The experienced family law attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can help guide you through every step of the process in obtaining a domestic violence restraining order against someone who is abusing you.
What is Considered Abuse in California?
For the actions to be considered abuse, it must fall into one or more of the following categories:
- The person is causing or attempting to cause physical, emotional or psychological harm to you;
- The person has or has attempted to sexually assault you;
- You are afraid that the person is going to seriously harm you or another person; AND/OR
- The person is threatening, harassing, stalking, destroying your personal property or conducting any similar behavior against you.
Filing a Restraining Order in California
The experienced restraining order attorneys at Wallin & Klarich will file the necessary paperwork to help you obtain a domestic violence restraining order. Our attorneys can get you into court on an emergency basis and get a temporary restraining order as quickly as possible so that you are protected from your abuser. The domestic violence attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can utilize the court system to prevent your abuser from:
- Having any contact with you, your children and even some of your relatives;
- Coming anywhere near your house, work or your children’s school(s);
- Going anywhere near you or your children;
- Living in the same house as you (if you currently live together); AND/OR
- Possessing a firearm;
After the domestic violence restraining order is in place, the order will be placed into a database so that all law enforcement officers will have access to the order. In this way, the family law attorneys at Wallin & Klarich will ensure that even if you move away from California, your local law enforcement officers will still have access to the restraining orders against your abuser.
Contact a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Attorney
If you are the victim of domestic violence, you should seek out the services of a skilled domestic violence restraining order attorney immediately. With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance and Sherman Oaks, the family law attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully helping clients obtain domestic violence restraining order issues for over 30 years. Call us today at (888) 749-7428, to add an experienced domestic violence restraining order attorney to your team. We will be there when you call.