Orange County and Los Angeles Restraining Order Attorneys
At the law office of Hammers & Baltazar, LLP, we offer legal representation to individuals seeking a restraining order, as well as those who have had a restraining order issued against them. A restraining order is a powerful legal tool available to individuals needing protection. But we know that restraining orders are often abused, as false accusations of domestic violence are often made during divorce proceedings to gain an unfair advantage during litigation.
Contact one of our Orange County or Los Angeles restraining order attorneys today to learn about your legal options.
Seeking a restraining order
A restraining order is a court order prohibiting one individual from acting against another. A restraining order can be customized to address the specific needs of the party or parties involved: protection from physical acts of violence or protection from verbal threats or stalking, for example.
In most cases, a temporary restraining order is issued to protect the victim or victims. Then, in a hearing the claim will be investigated to determine whether the acts are classified as domestic violence. At this point, a restraining order may be issued for an extended period of time.
We are committed to helping you keep yourself and your children safe from acts of domestic violence. After investigating your claims, we will seek a legal option that best aims to protect your safety.
Defending against a restraining order
If a restraining order has been made against you, it is important to understand what you can and cannot do from a legal standpoint. Any deviation from the terms of the restraining order may result in a restraining order violation. Our firm can help you respond to a domestic violence restraining order, aiming to preserve your relationships with family members and keep your record clean.
If you have questions regarding orders of protection in California, contact us for answers. Our Santa Monica office is conveniently located at Ocean Park and 28th Street. Our Newport Beach office is located near Newport Bay and Pacific Coast Highway. Call our Santa Monica office at 310-458-0796 or our Newport Beach office at 949-631-2805. We accept most major credit cards.