No one has the right to make you feel unsafe; A Restraining Order can help protect you. If you or someone you know is being abused or harassed by a friend, co-worker, family member, spouse, or other, it’s important to get legal help from a free resource or a California Restraining Order Attorney in Contra Costa immediately.
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Stranger Danger is a valid concern for us, but the treat of violence is more likely to come from someone we know. A quarter of all American women will experience severe physical violence at the hands of someone familiar. Stalking by an ex can happen to 15% of women. Abuse and creeping can lead to a fatal encounter. Of women murdered in the US, nearly half are killed by an intimate partner.
Fortunately, restraining order can help protect people from further abuse, or worse. It is an order issued by a court and published on a statewide computer system called the California Law Enforcement Trafficking System (CLETS). This allows law enforcement officers throughout the state to see that a restraining order has been issued. For victims of domestic violence or any form of abuse, whether it be physical, emotional, or verbal, a restraining order may need a restraining order for protection. Above all, the protection obtained through a restraining order can not only protect you and your loved ones, but your property and livelihood as well.
California Restraining Order Types
There are several types of Restraining Orders in California, which vary on the situation, relationship of the parties, and the types of threats and violence involved.
- Emergency Protective Order (EPO)
- Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)
- Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order
- Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHRO)
- Workplace Violence Restraining Orders
- Private Post-secondary School Violence Restraining Order
- Firearms Restraining Order
Deciding on the best method to get legal protection from abuse or harassment can be daunting and scary. The attorneys at Mendes Weed, LLP understand that it is often difficult to proceed with legal action against the abuser, who is often a friend or family member. Unfortunately, fear and threats by the abuser often make it challenging to seek legal counsel, let alone take action. We want to help you feel safe and secure. We will listen with compassion as we advise you and your family of your rights. Call us for a California Restraining Order Attorney in Contra Costa.
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The Partners of Mendes Weed LLP, are your dedicated advocates in family, tax, and estate legal matters. We help our clients keep their families, businesses, investments, and their futures, safe and protected. Their full bios are here.
Lisa Mendes is a licensed attorney, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). She is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), specifically in the Family Law, Women’s, Tax and Estate Planning Sections.
Attorney Christina Weed is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California. She also has an LL.M. in Taxation and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. She serves as Chair of the Tax Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.