Modesto Domestic Violence Attorney
California Restraining Orders Lawyer
Before the tension rises so high in your divorce proceedings that the only way to relieve it is to seek a restraining order, seek the counsel of an attorney qualified in helping clients deal with divorce.
The Thomas Hogan Law Office, Attorney at Law can provide knowledgeable, experienced and cost-conscious legal counsel to seek or defend against restraining orders. He also can suggest social support networks in the community that can help you make it through this tough time.
Call (209) 214-6600 to arrange a free fifteen-minute initial consultation with family law attorney Thomas P. Hogan to help you safeguard your rights regarding restraining orders.
When You Need a Restraining Order Right Away
We have an experienced team that includes two paralegals and an attorney with more than 25 years of experience who understands how difficult it can be to get out of a domestic violence or spousal abuse situation safely. We will collaborate with you to help you get the help you need, through counseling and by legal means of a restraining order.
Applying for a Restraining Order
A temporary restraining order (TRO) will be issued the day that you appear in court requesting one. A hearing occurs within two weeks of that TRO issuance for a permanent restraining order. Once the judge agrees, a permanent restraining order will be issued that lasts from three to five years.
Restraining Orders — the Double-Edged Sword That Cuts Both Ways
While the goal of the restraining order is to protect a spouse, partner or children from threats, violence and harassment, it can be misused by people for reasons that have nothing to do with safety. A spouse might use it as a strategy to maximize possibilities for custody in a high-conflict divorce.
If you violate a restraining order, it is essentially impossible to defend. Seek the services of an attorney immediately to help minimize the consequences of a violation.
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