San Francisco Restraining Order Lawyer
Guiding You toward a Safer & Better Future
Have you been harassed, threatened, or harmed by someone you know or someone in your household? You have the right to obtain a restraining order. When your need for protection is urgent, you can get a temporary restraining order prior to a hearing. This pre-trial temporary injunction can last up to 15 days or until the date of your hearing.
At Fenchel Family Law PC, we are committed to helping you get the protection you need. Our San Francisco restraining order lawyer can guide you through every step of the complex legal process from start to finish.
Call (415) 805-9069 now to talk to us about obtaining an order of protection.
How to Obtain a Temporary Restraining Order
California law provides ways for abused individuals to escape from the domestic violence they are experiencing. One form of legal protection is a temporary restraining order. This can prevent your abuser from coming near you or contacting you. If the abuser lives with you, the order may demand that he or she move out of the home.
Contrary to what many people think, you can file for an order of protection even if you have not been physically abused. Intimidation and the threat of abuse are enough to warrant a temporary restraining order. Regardless of your situation, to obtain a temporary protective order against your abuser in California, you will need to go through a series of steps.
The steps for getting a temporary order of protection include:
- Gathering evidence of abuse
- Requesting police reports
- Getting the names of witnesses
- Going to your local courthouse to request forms
- Filling out the appropriate forms
- Submitting your forms to the clerk’s office
- Scheduling a hearing
- Serving the notice to the abuser
- Filing your proof of service
- Distributing copies of the order
Call Fenchel Family Law PC Today
If you or your children have been abused or have suffered the threat of abuse, we can help. Our San Francisco restraining order lawyers are experienced in handling these types of cases and can provide you with the solid legal counsel that you need during this challenging time.