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Restraining orders, also referred to as protective orders, are legal documents that prohibit certain forms of contact between two parties. Restraining orders are used to protect an individual from another person or a group of people. However, the primary goal of a restraining order should never be to receive compensation or money from another person or to constructively evict them from a home. There are other legal remedies an individual may pursue if they are looking to receive monetary compensation from another or to evict them.

At The Nieves Law Firm, our team of Concord restraining order lawyers are dedicated to protecting individuals from abuse with restraining orders. We feel great satisfaction knowing we helped a person avoid harm through our restraining order legal representation, and we have experience filing and defending individuals against all different types of restraining orders in California. Whether you need assistance filing a restraining order or challenging one that was filed against you, we would be happy to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.

Types of Restraining Orders in California

Most people who contact our office for a restraining order don’t realize that there are actually four different types of restraining orders they can file in Concord and throughout the state of California. You can file or be served with a Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHRO), a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO), an Elder Abuse Restraining Order (EARO), or a Workplace Violence Restraining Order (WVRO). If you are unsure what type of restraining order to file in your case, you should contact a Concord restraining order lawyer. They could help you determine which restraining order is best suited for you based on your goals.

Civil Harassment Restraining Order

One of the most common types of restraining orders that we see in our office are civil harassment restraining orders which are used to protect a person from violence, threats of violence, or harassment from another person with whom they do not have a close intimate relationship with. Some examples of parties involved in civil harassment restraining orders include neighbors, roommates, coworkers, strangers, or friends.

Domestic Violence Restraining Order

Another common retraining order type that we encounter are domestic violence restraining ordes. This type of restraining order is used to protect a person from abuse from a current or former intimate partner such as a spouse, parent, sibling, romantic partner, or parent of a child in common. Some behaviors that constitute abuse against an intimate partner include causing or attempting to cause serious injury, sexual assault or related sexual battery, causing fear of injury, disturbing the peace, or engaging in stalking/harrasment. If you are subject to abuse by an intimate partner, this is the restraining order that would be relevant to your situation.

Elder Abuse Restraining Order

An elder abuse restraining order is reserved for individuals over the age of 65 or dependent adults who are between the ages of 18-65 and suffer from physical or mental limitations that prohibit them from carrying out daily activities. These are usually filed to prohibit a person from taking advantage of an elder or dependent adult. The restraining order lawyers at our firm have not only filed petitions to protect elders or dependent adults from being abused but have also defended against false allegations of abuse made against our clients. These allegations are often filed by the opposing party with the intent of gaining some type of leverage in financial, property, or asset disputes involving an elder and the family that wants access to said assets.

Workplace Violence Restraining Order

This type of restraining order is for employers who are seeking to protect their employees from some form of harassment or violence that is or may take place at the workplace based on some course of conduct or credible threat of violence at the workplace. It is important to note that these can only be filed by employers who are looking to protect their employees, and cannot be filed by employees themselves. An employee who wants to file for protection against another employee (coworker) would typically file a civil harassment restraining order unless there was an intimate relationship shared between the two.

Regardless of the type of restraining order you need assistance with, our team of award-winning attorneys would be happy to help. Give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you.

Contact Experienced Concord Restraining Order Lawyers

Whether you need assistance filing a restraining order or you need help contesting a restraining order that was filed against you, the Concord restraining order attorneys at The Nieves Law Firm are ready to help. We have ample experience working both sides of restraining order cases, and we have been fortunate enough to secure very favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients. If you would like to learn more about your restraining order options, give us a call and schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a member of our team.

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