There is nothing worse than feeling unsafe or threatened in your own home or by a person you should trust. If you are a victim of domestic violence in California, you must continue reading to learn more about some of the solutions available to you. Our Los Angeles domestic violence attorneys are here to help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How can a domestic violence victim get a restraining order in California?
The first thing you should understand is whether the incident of violence qualifies as domestic violence. Domestic violence victims must have an intimate relationship with the offender. This means that an act of violence committed against a spouse or domestic partner, a child, someone you live or lived with, someone you’re dating, or a close relative qualifies as domestic violence.
What restraining orders are available in California?
The three types of restraining orders in California are civil harassment, elder abuse, and workplace violence restraining orders. A civil harassment restraining order is the most common and prevents neighbors, roommates, distant family members, and more from coming in contact with you, and, in some cases, your family. Elder abuse restraining orders prevent abusers from coming in contact with certain aides, nurses, or others who were trusted to care for an elderly person. Workplace violence restraining orders are enforced to protect employees from co-workers or other individuals in the workplace.
What can a restraining order enforce?
As previously mentioned, a restraining order can prevent a person from coming in contact with another person. However, a restraining order can also prevent an abuser from coming into contact with their children if they’ve proven to be violent or a bad influence. It can also ensure they pay support, prevent them from owning a gun, and complete a 52-week batterer intervention program. If you are a victim of domestic violence, though you may be frightened, the most important thing you can do is take action against the abusive individual. This can entail calling the police for immediate safety and hiring an experienced attorney who can help you obtain a restraining order against the violent person. Our firm is here to help you.
Contact our experienced Los Angeles firm
Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.