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Helping Protect You From Stalkers, Harassment, & Abuse

At Lavinsky Law, our restraining order attorney in Los Angeles can help you with:

  • Criminal Protective Orders
  • Restraining Order Enforcement
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Enforcing Out-of-State Restraining Orders
  • Elder or Dependent Abuse Restraining Orders
  • Defense or assertion of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (temporary and permanent)

Whether you’re asserting or defending against a request for a restraining order, the process can be emotional and stressful. You need strong advocacy and personal sensitivity during this time. Our Los Angeles restraining order lawyers be there with you every step.

The following behaviors may be grounds for a restraining order:

  • Threats,
  • Stalking,
  • Intimidation,
  • Bullying on social media,
  • Physical assault or abuse,
  • Destroying personal property,
  • Verbal, social, and sexual abuse,
  • Annoying phone calls, texts, and e-mails,
  • Violent or threatening behavior, even if the accused did not intend to harm the victim.

How Can I File for A Restraining Order in Los Angeles?

Whether you are filing for a temporary or long-term restraining order, you must request them at your nearest Superior Court. A restraining order may be requested whether or not an arrest has been made or the police have been called. You can also request a restraining order whether or not you have any relationship to the defendant. For an emergency protection order, call the Los Angeles police department immediately.

What Can Restraining Orders Do?

A restraining order is a court order that can order the restrained person to:

  • Not incur significant expenses or do anything harmful to affect your or the other person’s property if you are domestic partners or married,
  • Not go near or contact you, your relatives, your children, or others who live with you
  • Stay away from your work, home, or children’s schools,
  • Move out of your home (even if you live together)
  • Not make any changes to insurance policies,
  • Follow child support and visitation orders,
  • Release or return certain property,
  • Stay away from any of your pets,
  • Pay spousal or partner support,
  • Pay child support,
  • Pay certain bills,
  • Not have a gun.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

If you have questions or would like more information regarding restraining orders in California, contact Lavinsky Law Today (310) 929-6411 and schedule a free consultation with our Los Angeles restraining order lawyer.

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