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Restraining Order (DVRO)


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If you are in fear for yourself or your children, call The Foothill Law Group right away! You may be able to obtain a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) that can offer you and your children protection. DVRO’s can be filed against a current or former spouse, a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, someone you lived with, or someone you are related to either through blood or marriage, if they do any of these actions:

  • Either harms or attempts to physically harm you or your children;
  • Sexually assaults you;
  • Verbal or physical threats via phone calls, text messages, emails, etc;
  • Strikes you, stalks you, battery of force of any kind against you;
  • Destruction of your property;
  • Makes you fear that you are in danger;

If you are experiencing any of the above actions from someone in your life, the Foothill Law Group can help you find peace. There are several options available to you.

Emergency Protective Order - An Emergency Protective Order can be issued if it is determined that you are in immediate danger and is effective immediately. This type of restraining order however can only last for 5 business days or 7 calendar days, and is a bridge as we work towards a more long term resolution.

Ex Parte Restraining Order – As you are awaiting a DVRO hearing, an ex parte restraining order will continue your protection until the hearing is scheduled. This will order the abuser to leave the home and have no further contact with you in any form until the hearing.

Domestic Violence Restraining Order – At the hearing, a judge can grant you a Domestic Violence Restraining Order for as long as 5 years. If there is no termination date scheduled on the restraining order then it is valid for 3 years.

Dealing with an abusive person in your life is a confusing and complicated matter. Emotions are high, and often times it’s not easy to take the steps to ensure you and your children are protected. If you have any questions about whether you are in need or entitled to a restraining order whether you situation fits in to the categories above or not, contact us at the Foothill Law Group today. We guarantee you the highest level of confidentiality and will give you a 100% free evaluation of your case.


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