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Over 35 years of experience in Los Angeles and Ventura County Family Law. Serving all areas of Southern California including Woodland Hills, Encino, Calabasas and Sherman Oaks.
Leon F. Bennett, Esq.
Los Angeles and Ventura County DVRO Attorney
Domestic Violence Law
A Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) is a civil court order that is signed by a judge and orders the abuser to stop the abuse or face serious legal consequences. A DVRO offers civil legal protection from domestic violence to both female and male victims.
Defining Domestic Violence
There are many forms of domestic violence. An act is considered Domestic Violence when your current or former spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, someone you have a child in common with, someone you live(d) with, or someone you are related to through blood does one of the following:
Causes or attempts to cause you physical injury
Sexually assaults you
Makes you fear that you or another person is in danger of immediate, serious physical injury
Molests, attacks, batters or strikes you
Threatens or harasses you – either in person or through phone calls, emails or other methods
Destroys your personal property
Disturbs your peace
A DVRO orders the abuser to stop any or all of the domestic violence definitions, and can also grant the victim several rights under child, property and even animal protection. In all cases it’s important to contact a family lawyer who is also a domestic partnership attorney. There are three types of DVROs:
Emergency protective order
Temporary restraining order
Restraining order after hearing
Each type of DVRO contains serious legal penalties to the offender that can include jail time and monetary restitutions. To assure you and your family are well protected against any form of domestic violence, harassment or abuse, you need a family law firm in Southern California that is well-versed in the nuances and urgency of the situation.
With over 35 years of experience in the practice of Family Law in Southern California, Leon F. Bennett and his seasoned legal team have helped families reach mutually agreeable decisions regarding matters of divorce litigation or divorce mediation in Los Angeles along with custody, spousal support and the many rights and agreements associated with family law services. Call us to arrange a consultation on any aspect of your situation. We’re here to help and find a suitable solution with compassion and closure.
Let the Family Law Firm of Leon F. Bennett in Woodland Hills CA proudly represent you and fight for what’s best for you and your loved ones. Call us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and discuss all legal options to identify the best strategy for your situation.
The Law Offices of Leon F. Bennett handle cases throughout Southern California and the greater Los Angeles area. We represent clients in communities such as Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Malibu, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, Pacific Palisades, Ventura, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Valencia, Northridge, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.
The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as family law legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create nor constitute an divorce attorney-client relationship.
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