Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders in California

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Are you fearful for your safety due to another person’s threatening, abusive, or stalking actions? Have you been abused by a domestic partner? If so, you may be able to seek a court order against the offending party. Known as a restraining order or a protective order, this type of court injunction can limit the behavior of someone who harms or threatens harm upon another person.

If you are in need of a restraining order or believe that someone has wrongfully pursued a restraining order against you, our Riverside family lawyers at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich can help. Backed by more than 50 years of legal experience and more than 5,000 family law cases handled, we have what it takes to ensure your best interests and safety are protected.


Discuss your legal options with us in further detail during a complimentary case review.


How Can a Restraining Order Help Me?

A restraining order can be used to protect you against a wide range of unwanted threatening or harassing behaviors. Restraining orders in California may include provisions to prohibit a person’s personal conduct, order them to maintain a certain distance away from a protected person, or force them to move out from where the protected person lives.

Restraining orders can be used to prohibit another person from:

  • Contacting you by mail or phone
  • Abusing or threatening you or your family
  • Entering your home or visiting your place of work

While restraining orders may be pursued in connection with a wide range of threatening situations, they are frequently necessary as a means of protecting victims of domestic violence. Individuals who are subjected to physical, emotional, verbal, nonverbal, financial, or spiritual abuse by a spouse or domestic partner may petition with the courts for a restraining order to cease their mistreatment. Individuals who violate a restraining order can face serious criminal penalties, including jail time, expensive fines, or both. Our firm’s attorneys can represent you in court and maximize your chances of securing an order of protection against your aggressor.

Let Us Protect You and Your Family

At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our knowledgeable Riverside family lawyers are intimately familiar with the process of pursuing a restraining order and are prepared to do everything within our power to ensure your safety. As shown by our many positive client testimonials, no situation is too complex or too sensitive for us to handle, and we are willing to go the distance in pursuit of a favorable outcome for situation.

Do not take any chances with your safety – contact us today to go over your legal options in detail.