Restraining Orders in Orange County
Orange County Family Attorney
A restraining order is an order that compels you or your spouse either to do – or not to do – a specific action. There are various court orders in a divorce that take the form of restraining orders. It is best to approach these matters with an experienced
Orange County family lawyer who can properly protect your rights and present your case to the court.
An Automatic Temporary Restraining Order (ATRO) is an order that automatically takes effect at the beginning of a divorce that both parties are bound by. The ATRO prevents both parties from removing children from the state, liquidating community assets, hiding community assets, and encumbering community assets except in normal course of business.
Helping Victims of Domestic Violence
I often help my clients obtain additional restraining orders to protect their financial interests in a divorce. These restraining orders typically prohibit the other party from certain activities, such as:
- Making extraordinary expenditures with community property
- Incurring debts
- Changing the beneficiary on any insurance coverage
- Canceling auto or home insurance
- Destroying records of separate property
I can also seek a criminal restraining order in a case of domestic violence. I have obtained civil restraining orders to prevent harassment from a non-related party. An example would be a restraining order to prevent a new girlfriend from harassing the ex-wife.
As a certified family law attorney, I have the knowledge and experience to obtain restraining orders to protect you and your property from actions your spouse may take during the divorce. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options in this regard and will try to schedule this consultation within forty-eight hours of your call. If you are interested in seeking a restraining order to protect your family, do not hesitate to contact a family lawyer in Orange County to discuss your available options.