When in a domestic partnership, it’s not always butterflies and daisies. Sometimes you find yourself in a difficult patch in your relationship. Petty arguments, disagreements, and incompatible moments are bound to strike. Married couples, after all, are not perfect and neither are the people in them.
Although the latter are not uncommon and not all that bad in a marriage from time to time, what is disturbing and a big concern is when those fights bring a spouse to a point of danger. Verbal threats and physical attacks, for example, are not safe or normal things that occur in a relationship. Therefore, it would be best to seek out professional help.
The first step would be to get the police involved. The second step would be to pursue legal help, as in, getting a Family Law attorney to step in. An attorney can help you in numerous ways in dealing with this situation (e.g., suing for domestic abuse, filing a divorce, etc.), but another way they can help is by aiding you in getting a temporary or permanent restraining order.
Temporary vs Permanent Restraining Order
You know what a restraining order is, but what is the difference between a temporary restraining order and a permanent restraining order? We’ll keep this short, sweet, and simple.
A temporary restraining order is, well, temporary. It doesn’t last long – only as long as the court says it will. It might just be for a few weeks.
As for a permanent restraining order, this can last anywhere from several weeks to up to five years in the state of California. However, if your spouse or ex-spouse has followed legal course of action to redeem themselves or if you opted to lift the order before it ends, the permanent restraining order might be lifted sooner. Or, you may request an extension if necessary.
Apply for a Restraining Order Today
One of the most urgent steps you can take when in a dangerous relationship or after getting out of a dangerous relationship is submitting a request to get a restraining order. This can not only give you extra peace of mind, but restraining orders can truly help protect you more than if you never received one from the start. This order might be the thing that even saves your life or at least puts you in a more comfortable position.
If you need to get a restraining order in La Verne, CA or nearby, you can consult Attorney Torrence L. Howell for help. He’s very familiar with all things Family Law from child custody, to divorce, to domestic violence.
Contact Mr. Howell at (909) 920-0908 to discuss more.