A temporary restraining order is almost automatically issued when someone calls 911 to report domestic violence or when a victim seeks relief in family court. This will be followed by a hearing on whether to continue the protection in a permanent restraining order. It is critical to have experienced legal representation in these proceedings to make sure that your story is heard and believed.

The Law Offices of Teresa Beyers represents victims of domestic violence in obtaining ex parte protective orders and making those orders permanent when there is a continuing threat of harm. We also represent men and women who are falsely and unfairly subjected to restraining orders out of spite or as leverage in contested divorce and custody proceedings.

Advocates For Victims • Advocates For The Wrongly Accused

We never take domestic violence lightly. Teresa Beyers is an experienced and compassionate family law attorney who will aggressively represent victims of domestic abuse and assault in the family courts of Los Angeles County. If you or your children are in danger, you should contact police immediately. If you have been assaulted or want the abuse to stop, we will go with you to court to seek a restraining order.

When a California court grants a temporary restraining order:

  • The person is removed from the home or not allowed to return home.
  • The person cannot have any contact with the victim, in person, by phone, email or text message or through third parties.
  • The person cannot have any contact with his or her children.
  • Violation of the order is a criminal offense and may result in additional restrictions in the order.

The subject of a temporary restraining order is not given any advance notice or allowed to object. A hearing will be held within a few weeks on whether to terminate, modify or continue the restraining order. It is important to retain a lawyer as soon as possible to challenge a permanent restraining order or at least fight for contact and visits with your children.

A restraining order undermines your relationship with your children and has an adverse bearing on family court proceedings. If the court deems that you are abusive or violent, you are less likely to get shared custody and you might be limited to supervised visitation. Even spousal support, child support and property division may be influenced by the existence of a restraining order.

Contact The Law Offices Of Teresa Beyers

Our Los Angeles restraining order attorney practices in family law throughout Greater Los Angeles. We offer a free initial phone consultation and after-hours and weekend appointments. Call 213-785-7873 or 800-488-4850 (toll free), or contact us online.

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