A domestic violence restraining order is placed against a person after an incident of domestic violence or after threats have been made toward a person. Incidents may include stalking, harassing, physical harm or the threat of physical harm. Restraining orders can be issued against a spouse, a former spouse, a girlfriend or boyfriend, the parent of one’s child, or a former roommate. A restraining order can prevent an abuser from coming to a protected party’s home, place of business, car or school. A restraining order can also keep an abuser a certain distance away from the protected party. The restraining order is mean to protect victims of domestic violence by keeping abusers from coming within a close proximity to the protected party.
Allegations of domestic violence are not to be taken lightly. A violation of a domestic violence restraining order can result in jail time, fines or a criminal record. If abuse or the threat of abuse accompanies a divorce or family law dispute, a restraining order may become necessary. Having a restraining order issued may complicate issues such as child custody, property control and support.
The Law Offices of Vanessa Candelaria, P.C. represents clients in cases involving allegations of domestic violence. Vanessa understands the immediacy of those matters involving allegations of domestic violence and acts accordingly on behalf of her clients. She has experience in bringing domestic violence actions as well as defending such actions.