Helping You With All Of Your Restraining Order Concerns

At Kosnett Law Firm, we know how complex domestic disputes can be. We help our Los Angeles clients understand their options regarding restraining orders, whether it is petitioning for this type of legal protection or defending against it. Often, restraining orders involve complicated situations that may overlap other legal concerns. We carefully evaluate each situation and work for the best outcome for our client.

There are two types of restraining orders available in California, also called protective orders. Whether there is a restraining order against you or you need one for your own interests or security, we can help. Our attorneys will provide you with an honest assessment of your rights, as well as an explanation of the legal options available to you.

Restraining Orders: The Basics

The Types Of Protective Orders In California

There are stark differences between the two different types of restraining orders. They are as follows:

  • Civil harassment restraining order: This protective order is more difficult to secure. A petitioner has to provide clear evidence of the existence of harassment in order to secure this type of order.
  • Domestic violence restraining order: This protective order is easier to get. A judge only has to consider a preponderance of evidence to grant one of these orders. This is because the court considers domestic violence situations more serious and urgent.

Seeking the protective order you need is not always easy. We will walk you through the entire process, helping you gather the appropriate evidence and complete the steps necessary in order to get the protection you need.

We also provide aggressive defense representation for people who are unfairly and unnecessarily dealing with the terms of a protective order. These orders can impact your custody situation, your career and other areas of your life, but we know how to take decisive and effective action on your behalf.

The Guidance You Deserve

If you have concerns regarding California restraining orders, we can provide the knowledgeable guidance you need. We know California law, and we know how to protect your interests, regardless of which side you are on.

Do you have questions about petitioning for a protective order or defending yourself against one? Contact our firm at 310-445-5900 or here to make an appointment to discuss your case with a lawyer. We offer free initial case evaluations.