How A Restraining Order Can Protect You And Your Family

You should not have to live in fear of domestic violence. With a lawyer's help, you can take steps to protect yourself and your children.

You can turn to the law office of Stacy Albelais, Attorney at Law, for assistance. I have over seven years of experience representing people in California family law cases. I understand the issues people face when they are victims of domestic abuse. I also know that sometimes people are falsely accused of domestic violence, often when they are involved in contentious divorce and/or custody cases. I have experience with both sides of these matters. Please speak with me today so we can talk about your options.

I Will Argue For Your Safety

I will help you with the paperwork for the order and represent you at the hearing. It is a good idea to have an attorney present your case to the judge. The order will be temporary at first, but restraining orders can be made permanent for up to five years. I have the experience to argue the case on your behalf.

You can take out a restraining order if you have been abused or threatened with domestic violence. To get a domestic violence restraining order, the abuser must be someone:

  • You are or were married to
  • You date or used to date
  • You live with or used to live with
  • You share a child with
  • You are closely related to

There are different protective orders for other types of relationships. We can discuss those if necessary.

A domestic violence restraining order can protect you by requiring the abuser to move out of your home, refrain from contact with you or your children, follow custody orders, and pay child and/or spousal support. In addition, the abuser can be banned from owning guns and ammunition. If the abuser violates the restraining order, you can call the police and he or she will be arrested.

Wrongfully Accused Of Domestic Violence?

If you are facing false charges of domestic abuse, I can help. You need an attorney to represent you at restraining order hearings and tell your side of the story. I will ensure that the facts are presented clearly.

You Can Get Started Today

Schedule a free initial consultation at my Riverside office to discuss your case. I can be reached online or by telephone at 951-329-9340.

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