Legal Support for Domestic Violence Victims
Riverside Family Lawyer Protecting Victims in Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley & Surrounding Areas
If you are the victim of violence by someone who lives with you, by a family member, or by someone with whom you have had a romantic relationship, you may request restraining orders protecting you from that person. It is not mandatory to have a police report to make such a request, but it may help your family law case.
There is no filing fee when requesting a domestic violence restraining order and typically the court will grant or deny your petition in chambers. A future hearing date will be set to give the other party an opportunity to respond. At that hearing, the court will then set an evidentiary hearing to determine if permanent orders should be granted. Permanent orders often expire in three years. You can also include your children in the protection order.
At the Law Offices of Shauna M. Albright, our family law attorney serving Riverside County is prepared to fight on your behalf.
Have you been accused of domestic violence?
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you will have an opportunity to respond to the accusation made. There is a limited amount of time to file your response with the court so your immediate action is imperative. You also have the option of requesting a restraining order against the other party if you need protection.
Having a temporary or permanent restraining order against you can negatively affect your job, your visitations with your children, your divorce case, and it can restrict where you can go. At the hearing, you can provide all the evidence you have as to why the restraining order should not be granted. Make sure you have absolutely no contact with the protected party if ordered by judge, because this could greatly benefit your case.
Domestic violence is a serious matter which should not be taken lightly. Filing an unfounded request could affect you negatively and could result in you losing physical custody of your children; not responding could result in orders being made against you. At our firm, we understand that this time in your life can be stressful, and you deserve the best possible representation for your case.
- If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation, do not hesitate to retain the representation of an experienced and dedicated domestic violence lawyer in Riverside from our team. Contact the Law Offices of Shauna M. Albright for a consultation today!
Common Questions and Answers Regarding Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
My husband is physically violent toward me and has been harassing our adult
daughter. Can I include our adult daughter in the protective order?
Yes. Your daughter can also file her own restraining order if she likes.
My boyfriend and I do not get along anymore. He filed a false domestic
violence action against me. We have two children together. I do not want
to have anything to do with him. Should I simply agree to have a restraining
order against me?
No! Having a restraining order against you can adversely affect your child custody and visitation rights. You may be ordered limited or supervised visitations with your children. Also, a restraining order can affect you employment. Contact the Law Offices of Shauna M. Albright for a consultation today!