Rancho Cucamonga Restraining Orders Lawyer
Understanding Restraining Orders in California
Restraining orders are instructions given by the state of California that limit who the subject of the order can see or have contact with. They can also force the restrained person to comply with other directives. These orders are carried out by local law enforcement and violation of the orders can result in fines, incarceration, or both. Typically, a restraining order is issued in a case where there has been some type of mistreatment, such as physical, mental, or emotional abuse. Whether you are the victim of abuse or the accused party, I can help. As a Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney with over 18 years of representing countless clients in all aspects of family law, I am experienced and can help you understand your rights.
Reach out to the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 to get started with a free case evaluation.
What Happens After You File a Restraining Order?
There is no fee for filing for a restraining order. Once the motion has been filed, a hearing is usually set within 24 hours to determine if the restraining order should be granted. At the hearing, a judge will read the complaint and if it is decided that an order should be granted, then an evidentiary hearing is set to come to a decision regarding a permanent restraining order, which usually lasts up to three years.
Restraining orders can force a person to stay away from another person, along with other actions, such as:
- Give up the right to a firearm while under the restraining order
- Keep away from a person’s work, home, or children’s schools
- Vacate a place of residence shared with another person
- Pay partner or spousal support
- Adhere to visitation and custody orders
- Give back certain properties
- Pay particular bills
At the evidentiary hearing, witnesses from either side may be called to prove a case for or against the restraining order. The judge will have a chance to hear both sides of the story. As a skilled divorce attorney in Rancho Cucamonga, I can make sure you are fairly represented.
It is important to never file a false claim for a restraining order. Restraining orders are never to be taken lightly. They can have a negative impact on a person’s employment and their visitation rights.
Gary Austin Is Dedicated to Helping You
If you have filed for a restraining order or have been served with one, it is important that you get in touch with me so I can guide you on your next steps. I know my way around a courtroom and my firm has the resources to help steer your case in the right direction.
Call the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 for a free case evaluation with your Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyer.