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Riverside Domestic Violence Restraining Order Lawyers and Attorneys

Restraining orders, also known as protective orders, are generally requested by our Riverside domestic violence attorneys or restraining order lawyers when someone is threatened with physical abuse, mental or emotional abuse, or immediate harm by either a spouse, or a significant other, and the victim wants a court to issue an order that would protect the victim from the abuser by limiting or completely terminating the abuser's interaction with the victim.


Emergency restraining orders can also be requested by our restraining order attorneys in Riverside in cases of domestic violence where minor children are present, and child custody orders can be obtained from the Court to protect these minor children as well.


Domestic violence can be physical, mental, or emotional. It is not necessary that the abuse is only physical. However, emotional or mental abuse are much more difficult to prove than physical abuse. If you decide that you need a restraining order or a protective order, our experienced Riverside domestic violence attorney can help you understand whether you have any chance of obtaining a restraining order before you file. We are available by phone 7 days at (909)234-9789 for a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION.

Effects of Restraining Orders


Often times, one party may file a restraining order against the other to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody case. Should such restraining order get granted by the Court and made permanent, the restrained parent may lose custody of minor children or may receive supervised visitation.


Should a restraining order get granted against a spouse who is asking for spousal support, the Court may deny the restrained spouse from receiving spousal support because the act of domestic violence supports an order preventing receipt of spousal support.


Additionally, a permanent restraining order will show up on the restrained party's background check, and can have potential consequences of loss of employment, as well as difficulty in securing new employment.


If you wish to speak to a restraining order attorney in Riverside, our Riverside family law attorney is available to speak with you. You may call (909)234-9789 to obtain a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION 7 days a week. It is always better to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable in the area of restraining orders and domestic violence. So, please feel free to call us. We are here to help.

Temporary Restraining Order - is granted by the court on an emergency basis when the victim makes a showing of threatened harm or actual harm by the other party. Usually, the court sets a hearing date when the restrained party needs to show up and defend him/herself. Temporary restraining orders do not show up on background check.


Permanent Restraining Order - usually is granted at the second court hearing when the court believes that an abuse was committed or was threatened or likely to occur in future, and can last up to 5 years. 

What You Need For A Permanent Restraining Order


To prove the grounds for restraining order, one must prove to the Court by a preponderance of the evidence that he or she was actually threatened with imminent harm, or was actually harmed. 


It is always a good idea to submit documents of medical exam, police report, pictures of the injury(s), and witness statements of the incident to prove ones case to successfully obtain a restraining order. 


It is urgent that you consult our restraining order lawyer who practices defending against and also getting restraining orders, and has the necessary experience to help you obtain a temporary restraining order or permanent restraining order, or defend against one. Restraining orders are "time sensitive". So, you should take the matter seriously and give your immediate attention. Contact us 7 days for a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION at (909)234-9789 until 7 pm.