If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship it may be necessary to obtain a restraining order. Domestic violence is not only harmful to the victim, but also to the victims children. The children should not be in a hostile or dangerous environment. Although leaving the situation, or abuser may be difficult, it is important to keep the child's best interest in mind. Furthermore, your children should not have to witness their parents harming one another. It is best to call the police and seek help immediately if you are the victim of physical abuse.
Abuse can range from physical abuse which includes but is not limited to hitting, slapping, pushing, choking, grabbing, punching, or kicking. Domestic violence can also be emotional such as telling the other party they cannot do any better, or they are worthless. Furthermore, domestic violence can also involve one of the parties blocking the other parties path or movement and keeping them confined in a specific area. Either party is not to intimidate, or threaten to harm the other party, or their children.
Depending on the situation, with the help of a family law attorney they are able to assist you immediately in requesting a temporary restraining order if needed. Additionally, it is important to find a local attorney in your area and inquire regarding your rights. In addition, you may also want to ask what the proper steps are and if you have any alternative options.
For further information regarding restraining orders and domestic violence please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!