Request Or Contest A Domestic Violence Restraining Order
Domestic violence restraining orders (DVRO) are a powerful tool. On the one hand, it is vital that domestic violence victims have a way to protect themselves and their family from future violence; on the other, it’s important that a DVRO does not unnecessarily impose limitations where domestic violence is not present.
Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. represents individuals seeking a restraining order as well as those who have been served with a restraining order. With dual perspectives on these cases, our lawyers are well-positioned to help you in your family law case. We will fiercely advocate for the best interests of you and your family.
Restraining Orders Must Balance Safety And Freedom
Depending on the terms, a restraining orders may impose a variety of limitations, such as:
- Where the subject of the order can live
- The degree of contact between the two parties
- Whether the subject can carry or possess a firearm
The subject of a DVRO will generally face a reduction of freedom based on the notion that the subject may use those freedoms to harass or abuse the requestor. However, these orders require compelling arguments to gain court approval, and the subject can contest an order.
Review Your Options With A Family-Focused Lawyer
Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C. draws upon years of legal experience to help parents, spouses, former spouses and other parties navigate these sensitive situations. Whether a DVRO is part of your divorce or a standalone issue, you can rely on our guidance.
Our founding attorney, Steven A. Dinneen, is certified in family law in California. He, along with our other accomplished attorneys, can help you seek, enforce, extend or dismiss a restraining order. We know how to complete the proper forms and effectively represent you in court hearings.
A prompt response in domestic violence and restraining order cases is critical. Contact us today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our San Jose family law attorneys. Call 408-645-0011 or contact us through email for help.