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What is an Automatic Temporary Restraining Order ATRO and how does it work in Orange County California?

Automatic Restraining Order FAQ:  What is an Automatic Temporary Restraining Order (ATRO) and how does it work? What is an Automatic Temporary Restraining Order and How Does It Work in California? In California, ATRO stands for Automatic Temporary Restraining Order. An ATRO is not the same as a protective order, and it is not intended…
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How are temporary restraining orders enforced in OC California?

FAQ: How are temporary restraining orders enforced in OC California? How do I enforce a Temporary Restraining Order in Orange County? In California, temporary restraining orders and permanent restraining orders have some differences and some similarities. Protective orders are intended to do just what the name implies - provide protection to one person from another.…
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Restraining Orders

Restraining Order Attorneys in Orange County Guide

California Restraining Orders

In California, a restraining order, also known as a protective order, is one type of court order that is intended to protect a person from certain actions by another person. These actions include physical abuse, sexual abuse, threats, stalking, or harassment.

The person that the restraining order protects is called the protected person, and the person from whom they are protected is called the restrained person.

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Restraining Orders and Protective Orders in Orange County

Restraining Orders and Protective Orders in Orange County California

A restraining order, also known as a protective order, can be issued in California to protect one person from physical or sexual abuse, threats, stalking, or harassment. It may be issued to prevent domestic violence, or it may be issued to protect someone from a stranger. When a protective order is issued, the ‘protected person’ receives protection from the ‘restrained person’.

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Reasons to Request a Restraining Order

Reasons to request a restraining order will vary from person to person. Many times a restraining order will be requested if another individual is harassing, or threatening to harm the other individual, or their children. The restraining order is necessary to protect an individual from harm. In order to obtain a restraining order the individual will need to appear in court and present their case in front of a judge. The judge will determine whether their is a substantial claim in order to grant a restraining order.

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When should I get a restraining order?

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…
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Announcing the safe at home program for victims of domestic violence

The safe at home program is a special program available to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault offered by the California Secretary of State. The program provides use of a confidential address, a free post office box for use with state and local government agencies instead of the actual address of victims of…
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How Do I Get A Divorce?

If you are interested in a divorce it is important to know what the process is and what rights you have. This decision will not only affect you it will affect your entire family. The divorce process in California takes a minimum of 6 months to make it official.This 6 month period is known as…
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Information Regarding Restraining Orders

Obtaining a restraining order is no trivial issue. Courts are extremely careful when issuing restraining orders because they may severely limit the ability of a person to communicate or travel. Furthermore, courts also do not want to mistakenly issue restraining orders for misguided reasons. However, restraining orders are vital as a legal mechanism to protect…
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Effects of a Restraining Order

Restraining orders will forbid a person from having any kind of contact with you, your family, children or anyone you live with. A restrained person will also not be allowed to go anywhere near your place of work, your home or other places and areas you frequent often. The restraining order will also forbid the…
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