Restraining orders may be requested when you are in an abusive relationship. You may be asking yourself, "When should I get a restraining order? " If you feel that your life, or the life of your children is in danger it is important to immediately seek assistance. Domestic violence can range from physical abuse to emotional abuse. There are many types of abuse and it is important to report them if you encounter any form of abuse. If you are unsure as to whether what you are experiencing constitutes domestic abuse you may want to ask a legal professional for their opinion.
Examples of domestic violence are if your spouse throws an object at you, slaps you, scratches, or pushes you. These are only a few examples of physical domestic violence. Emotional abuse from a spouse can range from name calling to telling the other person they are worthless and cannot do any better. Further, another form of domestic abuse that also occurs is the obstruction of ones path, or confinement of your spouse in a specific location. If your spouse has not allowed you to leave the room, or has confined you in your home against your will this is also a form of domestic abuse.
Restraining orders can be obtained by requesting one from a judge in court. The judge will be the one to determine if a restraining order is needed. Moreover, the judge will assess the facts of your case and determine who needs to be protected under the restraining order. In addition, details of the restraining order such as distance the other party must keep away, as well as the length of time the restraining order will be in effect.
If you would like to hire an attorney to represent you in court you will need to first obtain a consultation. Most attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case. To schedule a free initial consultation please contact your local family law attorney. Please contact Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000. We look forward to assisting you with your matter!