A Judge's Perspective on Restraining Orders

A restraining order is a legally enforceable document issued by a family law judge. It restrains the respondent to do or not do certain things, such as staying away from the protected person, moving out of a joint residence, and perhaps paying child support. If you feel you or a child is at risk of imminent harm, call 911 or your local police station right away. Otherwise, you can contact a family law lawyer to discuss obtaining a restraining order or responding to a temporary restraining order that has been served on you.

When you watch this featured video, you’ll hear from a couple of California judges about how they decide whether or not to issue restraining orders. If the respondent chooses not to contest the information on the petition, then the judge will have to rule on the matter based on the provided information, instead of the respondent’s oral statements. The issuance of a domestic violence restraining order can have significant impact on child custody, spousal support, and other areas of your case.

Singer & Associates provides compassionate and responsive legal advocacy services for individuals in Sacramento, CA who must respond to restraining orders or need to request one. Call (916) 922-5985 and we’ll get started working on your case right away.

The information presented in this article should not be construed to be formal legal advice by Singer & Associate Law Office, or the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Because of the changing nature of this area of the law and the importance of individual facts, readers are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding their individual legal issues.

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