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Where can I get a civil harassment restraining order?

Where can I get a civil harassment restraining order?

Your city or county may have legal aid agencies that help people ask for civil harassment restraining orders, but it usually depends on the type of abuse or harassment. For example, if you have been sexually assaulted, you may be able to get help from legal aid or a domestic violence agency.

Can a restraining order be issued by a judge?

A restraining order is a type of court order that instructs an individual to abide by certain conditions. It may also direct the individual to refrain from doing certain acts. A restraining order is issued by a judge and is therefore enforceable according to various state laws. Violations of court-issued restraining…

Can a restraining order be issued for stalking?

If your case is a civil harassment case, only in the case of stalking can an EPO be issued. The purpose of the EPO is to protect the abused person while they are in the process of applying to the court for a temporary restraining order. If the judge grants a domestic violence restraining order, it is enforceable for three years.

How old do you have to be to get a restraining order?

Small children living with a mother or father will often be included in the order. However, anyone over the age of 18 will almost always have to see their own restraining order. The Court must also see some declarations or statements about current or past abuse that fit under the definition of either civil harassment or domestic violence.

Who is eligible for a civil restraining order?

A Civil Restraining Order covers those individuals who don’t have a qualifying relationship for a domestic violence order. These cases often involve neighbors, co-workers, business partners and sometimes strangers.

Is there such thing as a restraining order?

Restraining orders, civil protection orders, and temporary protection orders are all common in the area of family law practice. They each have their own unique attributes. A restraining order may also be referred to as a temporary restraining order or a civil restraining order. Read on to learn more about restraining orders.

Can a family member get a restraining order for domestic violence?

Generally, for civil harassment restraining orders, the person you want to restrain is not: A close relative (parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, in-law). If you have a close relationship like one of these, consider whether a domestic violence restraining order is best for your situation.

How to file a restraining order in California?

A Judge who is deciding on a restraining order case has different standards of proof depending on the type of case. Contact Law Office of George Gedulin today to get started on your free consultation. The court papers required for a temporary restraining order in California can be filed by any individual.