Restraining Orders – What You Need to Know
Restraining Order: This is a court order that restricts the conduct of another. The order may keep a person away. Order them to move out. Restrict custody. Prevent assets from being transferred or used. Secure weapons. Prevent all forms of contact.
Grounds: This is not just limited to assault or battery or hitting. This includes taping or recording you without permission. Invading your privacy, your emails, your computer, your private records. It includes conduct that disturbs your peace of mind, or that of your children. It includes excessive corporal punishment. It includes sexual aggression. It includes psychological harassment and financial abuse.
Automatic Restraining Orders: In a divorce case, certain restrictive orders go into place immediately. Children are not allowed to leave our State except under certain conditions. Assets may not be transferred or liquidated. Health insurances cannot be changed. There are limitations on estate planning issues. Many clients file for divorce to get into place these automatic restraining orders to ensure a child does not leave our State, or, to prevent the sale or transfer or use of some family property.
Restraining Orders – The Next Step
What We Do: We both prosecute, and defend, restraining order actions. We do both so that we have in-depth experience on how to successfully litigate against the other side.
If There Are Orders Against You: If you have been served a restraining order, then first read it carefully. You will want to follow every order in it, very closely, and immediately. Then, contact an attorney immediately. A restraining order violation can irreparably damage you.
If You Need a Restraining Order: First, always call your local police department if your need is immediate or urgent. We file create, file, and litigate requests for domestic violence orders. We also get court orders that prevents some other person or business from selling or transferring a family asset. We represent spouses, children, extended family and partners.