Pleasanton CA Domestic Violence Attorneys
Domestic violence and spouse abuse allegations often create significant social stigma, stress and possible criminal implications. Our law firm understands how many factors, including emotional issues and money problems, can lead to violence and inappropriate behavior. Unfortunately, divorce proceedings can also contribute to false allegations in attempts to gain leverage for child custody.
Our experience handling complicated family law issues enables us to evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action. We have extensive experience helping individuals obtain temporary restraining orders (TRO), as well as providing representation for those served with a TRO.
Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) provide immediate protection for approximately 20 to 25 days, at which time the courts arrange a hearing to give the other person a chance to address the order. At this hearing, a judge decides whether the temporary order has enough merit to become permanent, whether it will be dropped or whether it will be extended.
TRO can include specific provisions, including:
- Enabling you to seek exclusive use of your home;
- Requiring the other person to maintain financial obligations, such as mortgage payments;
- Preventing the other person from being within a certain distance from you or your children.
We have helped numerous individuals file temporary restraining orders and represented them at hearings to support their cases.
It is important that you seek legal guidance if someone files a temporary restraining order against you, whether for family law matters, civil harassment or criminal issues. These orders can affect your child custody arrangement and visitation rights. Our legal team is dedicated to protecting clients’ rights. Our attorneys understand how judges evaluate the merits of these orders and can provide diligent representation.