The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer serves to protect Pasadena residents from domestic violence and abuse. The main way in which our experienced lawyers fulfill this mission is by helping clients obtain restraining orders against abusive spouses, domestic partners, and other members of their family or household. Most individuals who are suffering from abuse at home are hesitant or afraid to speak up about their situation, but our legal team encourages you to act in your own best interest. Searching for an attorney for a restraining order in Pasadena? Consult with a Pasadena domestic violence lawyer from our firm today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you protect yourself with a restraining order.
If you are being abused and call the police, the law enforcement officer who responds to your call may be able to obtain an emergency protective order (EOP) from a judge right away, which will usually last for 7 days. If you are currently in a dangerous situation and need protection from an abusive spouse or family member as soon as possible, you can go to your local family law court and file for a temporary restraining order (TRO). You will fill out paperwork and explain your situation to a judge, who will then decide whether or not to issue an order, which will last for 20-25 days or until your hearing date for a permanent order.
In order to obtain a permanent restraining order against someone, you must file the necessary paperwork and have a court hearing scheduled for you and the individual from whom you need protection. You must both attend the scheduled hearing and present your cases, at which time the judge will decide whether or not to issue a permanent restraining order. These "permanent" orders actually only last for up to 3 years, at which time you can request another hearing for a new order. The important thing in each of these situations is to act quickly and to have excellent legal representation, so do not hesitate to retain a domestic violence lawyer from our firm if you are in need of a restraining order.
Need an attorney for a restraining order case in Pasadena? For the past 15 years, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer has built a reputation as Pasadena's premier family law firm, and our attorneys have over 54 years of collective experience. Our seasoned litigators have recorded more than 20,000 courtroom hours and have the experience to fight for satisfactory results. Our attorneys are approachable and welcoming, yet capable of providing the persuasive and aggressive representation you need when presenting your case to a judge. Contact our firm today to set up a consultation with a domestic violence attorney who can help you obtain a restraining order for your protection or the protection of your child.