Restraining Orders

Protect Yourself From Abuse With a Restraining Order

Restraining orders offer protection to individuals who are targets in a physically, sexually or emotionally abusive relationship. These court orders provide an opportunity for an individual to escape a harmful relationship until a divorce becomes effective or another solution presents itself. If you or a loved one experienced abuse in a relationship, please get help by contacting our San Jose-based professional attorneys at the Daprile-Bell Family Law Offices. We can help you seek a restraining order to give you peace of mind and keep you safe.

Additionally, our team possesses 70 years of combined legal experience, and we can advise clients on their rights through the full range of family law matters, including paternity disputes, child support, alimony, child custody, divorce proceedings and more.

Restraining Orders: Definition and Limitations

Courts issue restraining orders when there is sufficient evidence of an abusive relationship. The ultimate goal of a restraining order is to offer protection from stalking, harassment or other abuse. Under this court order, an individual may not establish contact with the protected individual via:

  • Social media interaction
  • Email exchanges
  • Text messages
  • Phone calls
  • Entering within a prescribed physical distance from the protected individual

These orders can last for up to 15 days for a temporary (ex parte) order or up to five years for a permanent injunction. However, each case is unique and a court will determine the active duration.

Call Now to End the Cycle of Abuse and Protect Yourself

If you are the victim in an abusive relationship, please get help immediately. Our hardworking California lawyers are ready to represent you and walk you through the process of obtaining a restraining order to protect yourself and your children. Reach our friendly staff at (408) 918-0920 to speak to an attorney or to set up an appointment to come in for a consultation. You may also fill out our secure online contact form to reach us and obtain additional information. Please also feel free to visit our office located in historic downtown San Jose.

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