You can do this and we can help.
If you are in fear for yourself and/or your children and have already called your local police for help, call the Foothill Law Group as soon as possible! You may be able to obtain a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) that can offer you and your children protection.
DVRO’s can be filed against a current or former spouse, a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, someone you lived with, or someone you are related to either through blood or marriage, if they do any of these actions:
Either harms or attempts to physically harm you or your children;
Sexually assaults you;
Verbal or physical threats via phone calls, text messages, emails, etc;
Strikes you, stalks you, battery of force of any kind against you;
Destruction of your property;
Makes you fear that you are in danger
According to LAPD, an order may be obtained to:
Direct the attacker to leave the household;
Prevent the attacker from entering the residence, school, business, or place of employment of the victim;
Award the victim or other parent custody of, visitation with, a minor child or children;
Restrain the attacker from molesting or interfering with minor children in the custody of the victim;
Direct the party not granted custody to pay support of minor children, if that party has a legal obligation to do so;
Direct the defendant to make specified debit payments coming due while the order is in effect; and/or
Direct that either or both parties participate in counseling
If you are experiencing any of the above actions from someone in your life, or if someone is displaying these to someone you love and they don't have the capacity to engage by themselves (e.g. Elderly Abuse situations), the Foothill Law Group can help you find peace and protection. There are several options available to you - let us help you figure out which ones are right for you.
What are your restraining order options?
Emergency Protective Order (EPO) – An Emergency Protective Order can be issued by the police if it is determined that you are in immediate danger and is effective immediately. This type of restraining order however can only last for 5 business days or 7 calendar days, and is a bridge as we work towards a more long term resolution.
Ex Parte Restraining Order (EPRO) – As you are awaiting a DVRO hearing, an Ex Parte Restraining Order will continue your protection until the hearing is scheduled. This will order the abuser to leave the home and have no further contact with you in any form until the hearing.
Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) – At the hearing, a judge can grant you a Domestic Violence Restraining Order for as long as 5 years. If there is no termination date scheduled on the restraining order then it is valid for 3 years.
Do we currently offer low-cost fixed-fees for DVROs? Yes!
We have worked with hundreds of clients through situations like yours and we know how important it is to act swiftly once an issue has arisen. Especially now with the stay-at-home orders throughout Los Angeles County, law enforcement have noticed an increase in domestic violence calls. That's why we're stepping in to help as best and as affordably as we can.
If you recently received an Emergency Protective Order by the police for a domestic violence issue brought about by COVID-19 and need help on a limited scope preparing and filing documents for a permanent Domestic Violence Restraining Order for yourself only, Foothill Law Group is offering a special discounted flat-rate fee of $997 to help get you the protection you deserve.
And if children are involved, our attorneys, who are experts in child welfare matters, will guide you through the complicated process and help provide the best possible options for you and your children .
You don't have to go through this alone.
Dealing with an abusive person in your life is a confusing and complicated matter. Emotions are high, and often times it’s not easy to take the steps to ensure you and your children are protected.
If you have any questions about whether you are in need or entitled to a restraining order, whether you situation fits in to the categories above or not, contact us at the Foothill Law Group today. We guarantee you the highest level of confidentiality and will give you a 100% free evaluation of your case at no risk to you.