Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

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 Domestic Violence Restraining Order Attorney

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

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
  • Stalks 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. 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 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, custody, support and the many rights and agreements associated with family law services. Call us to arrange a free consultation on any aspect of your situation. We’re here to help and find a suitable solution with compassion and closure.