Before we jump into, “Who Can File a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Orange County ?”. Let’s first explore the legal definition of domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as any abuse, in any form, such as, threatening acts, violent acts, intimidating acts, forceful acts or even words perpetrated by family members, loved ones (boyfriends and girlfriends) towards one another.
To abuse signifies that deliberate or irresponsible cause or effort to inflict physical harm to you; or sexually attack you; or to put you or another individual in terror of impending serious physical injury; or to molest, harm, strike, stalk, intimidate, beat, harass, phone, or communicate with you; or to disrupt your peace; or damage your private property. Abuse can also be written, spoken and written.
Therefore, if you have been a victim of abuse and you have any of the following relationships with the abuser, you may apply for a DV restraining order. (Other family and household members can also be added to the domestic violence restraining order).
• married to the abuser
• is your ex-spouse (or separated)
• the person is your registered domestic partnership
• have a child together
• dating history
• reside together or used to
• blood related
• you share some type of liking relationship, in other words, there is some kind of bond or feelings. For instance, “in-laws”
With the DV restraining order it can be designed to prevent the restrained individual from contacting you in any way. It can restrain the person from having firearms. It can take steps to have the person move from the residence. Moreover, it can also order support and see that orders are being followed. Your DV attorney can request particulars based on your needs.
Where in Orange County should my DV restraining order be filed?
If the suspected abuse took place in Orange County or if the abuser lives in Orange County, then the DV restraining order will be filed in the OC family law court, “Lamoreaux Justice Center”, in the City of Orange.
If you still need further information on, Who Can File a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Orange County, please feel free to contact me for a free consultation. I will be happy to review your legal matter and suggest some possible options.