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Orange County Domestic Violence Attorney

Millions of women and children each year are victimized by domestic violence. Domestic violence is categorized as physical or verbal abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, harassing and annoying phone calls, threats of violence, and/or destruction of personal property. Under the terms of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (signed by the President on January 6, 2006), in emergency situations, victims of domestic violence can obtain an immediate restraining order. In California, a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) can be issued even if the abuser is not a spouse. Additionally, minors who are at least 12 years of age can file for domestic violence restraining orders without the assistance of a parent or guardian.

What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and What is the Process?

In California, a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, referred to as a DVRO, is a civil court order issued by a judge. It tells the abuser to stop the abuse or face serious legal consequences.  The DVRO provides civil legal protection from domestic violence for all victims of domestic violence. Once the necessary paperwork is filed with the courts, an emergency hearing is held whereby the judge will make a decision based on what was filed and issue a temporary DVRO. When the temporary DVRO is granted, it provides for the exclusive use of the home by the victim, and the abuser must maintain at least a 100-yard distance between him or herself and the victim and any children that are relative to the matter.

Twenty-one days after the temporary DVRO is ordered, a second hearing is held. Both the victim and the abuser are required to attend. At this hearing, the victim is to advise the court as to whether he or she wishes the DVRO to continue and why. The abuser typically will appear with his or her domestic violence defense attorney. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or the accused, it is important that at this hearing you are represented by an experienced Orange County domestic violence attorney so that you can face the challenges of the imposing of a DVRO.

Your Premier Orange County Domestic Violence Attorney

Orange County domestic violence attorney Kayleene H. Writer is skilled in assisting her clients reclaim their lives and heal their pain because of domestic violence situations. As a leading Orange County domestic violence lawyer, Kayleene H. Writer represents victims of domestic abuse as well as those who are falsely accused of abuse. As the daughter of a Southern California Superior Court Judge, Kayleene H. Writer has been exposed to a vast amount of knowledge concerning domestic violence in California.

Orange County domestic violence lawyer Kayleene H. Writer utilizes the approach regarding domestic violence matters with conflict resolution in a swift and efficient manner. It is her mission to treat all her clients with dignity and respect while they are having to deal with such serious matters as domestic violence. If you or someone you love needs help with a domestic violence matter, please contact Orange County domestic violence lawyer, Kayleene H. Writer for a free consultation.

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