Restraining Orders


Temporary And Permanent Restraining Orders In Ventura County, California

Each of the family law attorneys at Brown Law, APC has 25 years of experience representing individuals devoted to their families. We understand when a restraining order is necessary to protect you or your children or when it will cause unnecessary separation.

Whether you are considering or battling a temporary or permanent restraining order, call or email us. We will discuss your options with you immediately and help you move forward.

Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders
An automatic temporary restraining order (ATRO) is an order on the back of the divorce petition that attaches to the divorce proceedings. It generally applies to both spouses and takes effect when the divorce petition is served. This kind of restraining order prevents either party from moving children out of state, changing insurance beneficiaries or hiding or liquidating marital assets.

Temporary Restraining Order
Other temporary restraining orders can be put in place to protect both parties from each other prior to a restraining order hearing. These orders can include a temporary change in child custody or visitation. Similar restraining orders can be used to prohibit one spouse from negatively affecting another spouse's business during the divorce, such as preventing a spouse from misusing clients, partners or financial assets.

Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
Have you received annoying phone calls at home or been subjected to harassment at work? If you are being stalked, harassed, threatened or sexually assaulted by someone who is not a close relative and who you have not dated, you may be able to obtain a civil harassment restraining order. This type of restraining order prevents someone from contacting you for up to three years.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Like a civil restraining order, a domestic violence restraining order can last up to three years and completely prevent someone from contacting you. You can ask for a domestic violence restraining order to protect you and your family from a close relative (such as spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, parent, sibling).

Contact Our Attorneys
The family lawyers at Brown Law, APC are ready to answer your questions about temporary or permanent restraining orders. Call us immediately to put protection in place or learn more about the restraining order you are facing.