Restraining Orders

Westlake Village Restraining Order 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 35 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 protection.

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.

The 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!

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Happy Clients

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    “I selected Jeff to represent me because he specialized divorce cases and had worked with the Ventura County judges for many years. He was very patient with me as dealt with the emotions of getting a divorce after a 19-year marriage, and helped me through the terrible stress of facing my ex-spouse and being in the courtroom. He gave me very good advice on how to manage the property settlement, especially on when I should capitulate and when I should hold my ground. I felt that he always had my best interest in mind (rather than just collecting his fee) and worked diligently to bring the case to a fair conclusion.”

    Mrs. M

  • His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.

    “Jeff and his team are by far the best to work with. His staff is kind, courteous, and he is excellent at getting the job done in a timely fashion. He is very straight forward and makes it easy to understand what is going on step by step in your case. His experience and insight into the family law field is excellent. Jeff and his office have helped my family tremendously and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for family law help. If you wants to be sure it is done correct the first time and that your family's best interest are always cared for, he is the guy. His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.”

    Catherine

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    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa

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    “Jeffrey handled my Family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex’s got a big child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to Jeffrey handled my family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex-wife. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex-wife had a huge child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to court for that!! Then, she started coming after us for this big child support money every month. She wouldn’t even let her kids come over to visit with us and my kids, but just wanted the money and my husband wasn’t working. My co-worker went to Jeff for her divorce and she told me to call and talk to him. I am so thankful that I called him. I talked to him and he explained everything to me. I needed that because I didn’t know what to do. My husband and I met with him in his office. Jeff and the secretary were both so nice and very professional. I completely trust them! Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount my husband pays to his ex-wife cut down by more than half!! And on top of that got the judge to make my husband’s ex let the kids come and visit with my husband, who is still hurt, and my kids. Everything worked out so much better than I thought it could. I didn’t know we had a choice and that we could go to the judge to lower the support AND let us see the kids. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who need help with family law. Very Helpful.”

    Linda

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    “Jeff is very kind and always takes time to listen to my issues and questions. He is very professional. Jeff is always prepared for court and his experience is obvious when you see that all the judges know him and regard him with great esteem. Jeff understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types of issues which characterized my case. If you would like to be able to trust that your lawyer is going to resolve your issue to the best possible outcome while being professional and courteous, Jeff Graff is the attorney for you.”

    Paul