Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVRO)DVRO - A special type of restraining order that helps protect you from further harm from your spouse or domestic partner
Some basic facts about DVRO’s:
- You must have lived with the subject to qualify for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order.
- They are often needed and requested during a contentious divorce.
- Terms are for 1, 2, or 3 years. It’s not easy to get one for a longer term.
- If there is a child involved, most people try to include the child as part of the restraining order, but unless the child has experienced violence or is deemed to be in danger, this is also hard to achieve.
- Violence is proved by evidence, and credibility is important. Evidence can include photos, police reports, medical providers. Violence includes person and property.
- Temporary restraining orders are obtained first, followed by a hearing, where the DVRO can be obtained.
- Temporary restraining orders can be granted in 24 hours.
If you are a candidate for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, don’t waste time. Contact the offices of Mendes Weed, LLP and we will get working on it immediately.
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Lisa Mendes, Family and Divorce Attorney
Partner Lisa Mendes leads our family law and divorce practice at Mendes Weed, LLP based in our Walnut Creek office. The law firm has years of successfully securing a solid and healthy future for clients through legal and emotional support.
Lisa is known for her aggressive defense of her clients as well as her knowledge of the law and how it pertains to their situation. She advocates for the rights and well-being of her clients and that of their children and family. She has a reputation for being a very fair negotiator and talented communicator. This streamlines and expedites the process, and helps when dealing with judges and other lawyers.