If you are in an abusive relationship and do not know how to leave, please know that you are not alone. Many more people have dealt with abuse than most people realize. Please know as well that there are options for you. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell we find that many people who are dealing with domestic violence don’t think that a restraining order can help.
This is false. Keep reading to find out specific ways in which a restraining order can help your situation. If you are in danger, call for emergency help. If you want to file for a restraining order or find out more about your options to leave them, contact us at 909-482-1422 for a confidential consultation.
A Restraining Order Can Get Your Abuser to Move Out or Give You the Means to Do So
If you are currently living with your abuser then filing a restraining order is a great way to get what you need to physically get away from them. If you want to stay in your home, then the order can require that the accused party moves out. If you want to leave, then the order can include emergency spousal support and child support, which can give you the funds you need to get out.
Your Abuser Could Be Required to Attend a Batterer Intervention Program
If you do not want to be in danger but still love your abuser and want them to get help, then filing a restraining order may be a way to do that. In many cases, the court will include a requirement that they take part in a batterer intervention program.
Your Abuser Will Have to Give Up Any Firearms They Have
Are you worried about your abuser having access to firearms? When a restraining order is filed, they are required to give up any firearms they have. While losing access to this particular weapon isn’t enough to keep you safe on its own, it can bring peace of mind.
A Restraining Order Gives You a Reason to Call the Police Before You Are Hurt
If you have not filed a restraining order and your current domestic partner shows up at your work, what can you do? Unfortunately, unless they are harassing you, threatening you, or physically harm you, there is not much you can do. If you have a restraining order filed, then you can immediately call the police. You do not have to wait for your abuser to make a mistake and move towards you.
In the event that your abuser violates the restrainer order, they can be sent to jail. While a restraining order on its own may not make you feel entirely safe, once you talk to us about your divorce options, learn about the help out there for you, and make the first move, you may find that you feel safer than you imagined. Call us today at 909-482-1422 for an entirely confidential consultation.