Manhattan Beach Temporary Restraining Order Lawyers
If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive or violent domestic relationship, you may be able to seek a temporary restraining order. In California, the courts issue a restraining order to protect an individual from potentially suffering physical pain or an injury. Unlike criminal protective orders, restraining orders are typically civil matters that do not affect any criminal cases. A temporary restraining order is a temporary order that usually lasts for up to three weeks; however, the victim can potentially take action to extend the length of the order for a period of up to three years.
There is no need to continue to endure abuse or to have your life shrouded in a cloud of fear and uncertainty. For compassionate and capable legal assistance seeking to keep your abuser at bay, contact the Manhattan Beach temporary restraining order attorneys at the Law Offices of Baden V. Mansfield by calling 310-546-5858 today.
Causes for a Temporary Restraining Order
After requesting for a temporary restraining order, the judge will then set a date for a permanent order hearing where both sides can present their sides of the case. A restraining order has to be filed within 30 days of an abusive act from a spouse, former spouse, or other intimate partner. You can file for a restraining order if you have suffered from any of the following:
- Sexual assault
- Intentional behaviors to cause physical harm
- Any behavior that could be classified as attacking, molesting, or striking
- Any personal property destruction
It can be difficult to break the cycle of violence, particularly when the abuser is a loved one. However, it is important that you understand that there are options available to help you through this situation. Contact the Manhattan Beach temporary restraining order lawyers at the Law Offices of Baden V. Mansfield at 310-546-5858 to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and aggressive legal representative.