Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Attorneys in San Diego, CA

At Shorb & Connor, we have helped families navigate complex legal matters for over a decade, including situations involving domestic violence restraining orders (DVROs). Are you seeking legal protection to preserve your and your family’s safety? Have you been wrongly accused of domestic violence and are concerned about the legal implications? In either situation, turn to our firm for the strategy, counsel, and advocacy you need. 

Get the help of Shorb & Connor’s San Diego domestic violence restraining order lawyers by calling (619) 330-0938 or reaching out online

What Is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)?

California courts issue DVROs to protect those who have experienced domestic violence from a family member, spouse, partner, or another person in their household. The state’s law defines domestic violence as threats or actions that cause someone in a domestic relationship mental, emotional, or physical harm. 

DVROs prevent individuals from being contacted or visited by the person accused of abuse. These court orders can also protect children and other close members from contact and visitation by the accused. Should a person accused of abuse violate the terms of a DVRO, they will face criminal penalties.

How to Request a DVRO

Requesting a DVRO requires filling out multiple forms with information about the alleged abuse and what actions you want the court to take. It also is possible to make requests concerning child custody and spousal support in these forms. 

After submitting the required documents, you will be assigned a court date. You must then serve a copy of your court papers to the accused. Your local sheriff’s department can do this for you. 

At your court date, you can make your case to the judge for why you need a restraining order. The accused will also have a chance to make their case at the court date. Following the hearing, a judge will determine whether to grant a restraining order. 

Having an attorney help you prepare and carefully review your DVRO request and fight for you in your hearing is advantageous. You can rely on our team at Shorb & Connor to work to protect yourself and your family. We have been there for countless Californians dealing with the stress, uncertainty, and challenges of domestic violence. We can be there for you, too.  

How Long Do DVROs Last?

A DVRO can last for up to five years. If the judge does not issue a termination date, the order will be in effect for three years. 

What If You Need Protection Immediately?

Judges may issue temporary restraining orders (TROs) in more urgent situations. According to the California court system’s website, judges can issue TROs the same day or the next business day after submitting your DVRO request forms. A TRO can last three weeks or more. 

Defenses Against DVROs

Although you may be upset and blindsided by being served court documents concerning a DVRO, you have options for protecting your rights and reputation. Primary among these options is the right to defend yourself in the DVRO hearing. At this court proceeding, you can defend yourself against allegations and tell your side of the story. 

Making a compelling case could be essential for retaining the right to see your children, spend time in your home, and more. This is why it is essential to hire an attorney who can help you develop a strategy to protect you from the devastating impacts of abuse allegations and a DVRO. 

Why Choose Shorb & Connor?

Your Legal Challenges, Our Commitment
  • Compassionate Representation

    Our family law firm is dedicated to providing compassionate support. We understand that family law matters are deeply personal, and we are here to listen and offer empathetic guidance every step of the way.

  • Strategic Focus
    We offer a comprehensive strategy for your case, not just a checklist of deadlines and steps. Our goal is to provide a clear, actionable roadmap that aligns with your objectives and leads to the best possible outcomes.
  • Work Directly With Your Attorney
    From the moment you contact us, you will speak directly with an attorney. This ensures that your concerns are immediately addressed by a knowledgeable professional, setting the stage for effective representation.
  • Personalized Goal Setting
    We believe in a collaborative process. By sitting down with you, we identify your objectives and outline a clear plan and strategy to achieve them, providing you with a sense of direction and control.
  • Free Consultations
    Initial consultations are free of charge, providing an opportunity to discuss your case with an attorney without financial obligation.
  • Holistic Approach to Family Law
    We understand the myriad of factors that can impact your case and have the experience to address them all comprehensively.

Consult an Experienced San Diego DVRO Attorney About Your Case

With our depth of experience handling family law matters, Shorb & Connor is a name you can trust with something as impactful as a DVRO. Securing this legal protection could mean everything for your family’s safety and peace of mind, especially during divorce. Fighting a DVRO could also be essential for preserving your rights as a parent and reputation among friends and family. Whatever your legal needs, count on us to use our insights and know-how to develop and implement a strategy to fulfill them. 

Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our lawyers by calling (619) 330-0938 or reaching out online. Shorb & Connor serves San Diego, Escondido, Poway, Chula Vista, and the surrounding areas.

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