Westlake Village Domestic Violence Attorney
Establishing Restraining Orders
If you have been a victim of
domestic violence or harassment, a restraining order can be the tool you need to protect
yourself from harm. Conversely, you may need to defend yourself from restraining
orders begin filed against you for fraudulent reasons. Either way, you
will need a
Westlake Village family law attorney to offer you the legal advice you need.
It is critical that during such a stressful and emotional time, you have
reliable legal help. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, I offer my
clients the benefit of my
more than 30 years of experience to accomplish their goals. In addition, I have spent time as a Judge Pro
Tem and a mediator, meaning I understand all the ins and outs of family
law. I provide the one-on-one attention clients need at such a time and
make myself available after-hours and weekends in order to serve my clients.
What does a restraining order do?
Restraining orders are ordered by the court to protect individuals from
mistreatment or harassment in cases of domestic abuse or stalking. Our
firm can push for you rights when you require a restraining order for
Restraining orders can prevent a given person from:
- Contacting or approaching the protected person(s)
- Coming near the person’s home, work, or school
- Having a firearm while the order is in effect
In reality, there is more than one type of restraining order depending
on your needs. For example, an emergency protective order is for victims
of abuse or stalking and is obtained by calling the police. A domestic
violence restraining order is to protect individuals from someone they
know including extended family.
Fight back against false charges in Westlake Village!
If you have had a restraining order filed against you, you need to read
and obey the order carefully as you can be sent to jail or fined for violating
the order. You need to go to the court hearing listed on the order to
contest it, otherwise the judge can make the order without hearing your
side of the story. While you are not required to have an attorney with
you at your hearing to respond to your order, it would be to your great
advantage to have one. As a Westlake Village domestic violence lawyer,
I can protect your rights against false accusations and misrepresentations
made against you.
Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff provides critical legal support to clients in Agoura Hills, Westlake Village,
Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Ventura, and Calabasas and can
offer you the insight you need.
Whether you need protection or you are being falsely accused,
reach out to my firm today!