A DVRO is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. In order to get one, you must have been the victim of domestic violence, or have reason to believe that you are in danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence. If you have been the victim of domestic violence, or if you are in danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, you can file for a DVRO. In many cases, a DVRO can help protect you from further abuse.
If you are in danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, it is important to take action right away. You can file for a DVRO even if the abuser has not yet harmed you. The sooner you file, the more protection you will have.
Contact our law firm if you need assistance with a DVRO or any other fathers’ rights needs.
How Can a DVRO Help Me?
Aside from providing people relief from their abuser, a DVRO can help you by:
- Forbidding the abuser from coming near you, your home, your work, or your children’s school
- Forbidding the abuser from contacting you or communicating with you in any way
- Giving you temporary custody of your children
- Giving you the right to return to your home if the abuser is forced to leave
- Granting you a temporary restraining order, which will last until the court hearing on your DVRO. At the hearing, the judge will decide whether to make the restraining order permanent.
If you are granted a restraining order, the abuser will be required to surrender any firearms they have. The abuser will also be prohibited from owning any firearms while the restraining order is in effect.
If you’re in danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, take these steps:
- Contact our law firm for assistance. We can help you file for a DVRO and provide you with other legal support.
- File for a DVRO as soon as possible. The sooner you file, the more protection you will have.
- Tell someone about the abuse. Talk to a friend, family member, or therapist about what’s going on. Keeping silent can only make things worse.
Do I Need a Lawyer to File for a DVRO?
You are not required to have a lawyer to file for a DVRO, but it is strongly recommended. The process can be complicated, and an experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal system.
If you are in danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, or if you have already been a victim of domestic violence, contact our law firm today. We can help you protect your rights and keep you safe.
When Should I File for a DVRO?
Being physically, mentally, or verbally abused can be incredibly difficult. If you are the victim of any of these types of abuse, you can file for a DVRO. You do not need to be married to the abuser, and you do not need to live with them. You can also file if you have never lived with the abuser. The sooner you file for a restraining order, the sooner you can start fresh. Reach out to our fathers’ rights law office today to get the support you need by calling (951) 482-7517.